Thursday, October 12, 2006

Things We've Known All Along, Part II

Book says Bush just using Christians:

A book coming out Monday called Tempting Faith states, among other things, that:

...some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders were known in the office of presidential political strategist Karl Rove as “the nuts.”

“National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as ‘ridiculous,’ ‘out of control,’ and just plain ‘goofy.’”

There's also this nugget:

In fact, the Bush administration often promoted the faith-based agenda by claiming that existing government regulations were too restrictive on religious organizations seeking to serve the public.

Substantiating that claim proved difficult, Kuo says. “Finding these examples became a huge priority.… If President Bush was making the world a better place for faith-based groups, we had to show it was really a bad place to begin with. But, in fact, it wasn’t that bad at all.”

What? The War on Christians and Christianity was a sham? Who knew?

Oh. That's right. WE DID.

This isn't some Democratic hatchet job, BTW. Like a lot of the people revealing the dirt these days, the writer, David Kuo, is a Republican. And not just any Republican, either; he was a special assistant to the President working on "faith based" initiatives.

Punk'd again, evangelicals.