when they complain that "the same folks who like to denounce politicians because they can't be trusted are now praising politicians who openly admit they can't be trusted", in reference to the fauning attention being given to a bunch if people who have mostly been jerks but are now considering reversing their positions and doing something helpful.
One of the reasons so many republicans are not going to be in office in January is the very pledge which is at the center of this debate. If they hadn't followed the other lemmings off the cliff in the first place, they would not be clamoring to climb back up now. Let them be crushed by the weight of their own folly I say!
Grover Norquist, the pied-piper of American politics...
WSJ makes a further helpful point, when, after mocking those who succum to his whit, remark "The truth is that Mr. Norquist doesn't have such power. The voters do."
and the voters have spoken!
The rest of the editorial is a bunch of garbage, of course.