New Book: The White House disses conservative Christian allies

| October 13, 2006 | 1 Reply

According to this article by the NYT:

A former deputy director of the White House office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is charging that many members of the Bush administration privately dismiss its conservative Christian allies as “boorish” and “nuts.”

The former deputy director, David Kuo, an evangelical Christian conservative, makes the accusations in a newly published memoir, “Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction” (Free Press), about his frustration with what he described as the meager support and political exploitation of the program.

“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,’ ” Mr. Kuo writes.

Here’s more on Kuo’s new book, by Think Progress.

What about those highly touted “Faith Based Initiatives?”  Pure political exploitation.  The White House

participated in a scheme to use the office, and taxpayer funds, to mount ostensibly “nonpartisan” events that were, in reality, designed with the intent of mobilizing religious voters in 20 targeted races.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    Hmmm…Bush using taxpayer money to buy political points while the MSM is oblivious to his hidden political agenda. Seems to me this has been the theme of Bush's entire presidency. The only question is, who is more at fault: the MSM (and, by extension, the American public) for being clueless or the Bushes for exploiting it to their advantage?

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