This really is too funny. But I guess it’s appropriate that a would-be avatar of free markets and unbridled libertarianism finds himself applying to the government for restrictive monopoly rights to a phrase so that others can’t use it in ways he’s doesn’t like.
What am I talking about?
Grover Norquist is trying to trademark the phrase “K Street Project.”
I guess in the application to the trademark office his lawyers may ask for exclusive rights to engage in organized corruption under this title in the environs of Washington, DC. Of course, the scope has reached worldwide. So they may not settle for the geographical restriction.
Norquist told the Hill: “We will jealously guard the real phrasing the way Kleenex and Coca-Cola do. We will sue anyone who says it wrong and make lots of money.”