Your "Friend" In Prayer, The Bush Administration
Former special assistant to President Bush on faith-based issues, David Kuo, writes in a new book that Karl Rove’s office referred to evangelical leaders 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,’” Kuo writes.
The book, Tempting Faith, is due out Oct. 16.
Kuo's resume suggests he's a disillusioned Christian conservative, which gives his allegations particular credibility.
Kuo served as special assistant to the president from 2001 to 2003, and previously worked for prominent conservatives including former Education Secretary and federal drug czar Bill Bennett and former Attorney General John Ashcroft.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the Bush Administration, and its friends in the media, turn on Kuo -- as they did with former members of the administration who became critics, such as Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill and Colin Powell.