Alan Simpson sure was pretty excited for a man his age on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews on Tuesday evening. Responding to the hullaballoo over Grover Norquist's no taxes pledge, Simpson said he would prefer it if Grover slipped and drowned in a bathtub. 

Matthews sure got former Wyoming Sen. Simpson excited over the GOP's recent war on Grover's decades-old pledge to not raise taxes. "So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government, or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wants to drown government in the bathtub?," Simpson asked to no one in particular. "I hope he slips in there with it. We'll put some soap in the tub." 

"I'm with you on the full metaphor," Matthews said. 

It seems at least a few people on Twitter are with Simpson, too: