Thursday, October 12, 2006

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.

9 Comments:

Anonymous gratuitous said...

I'm guessing they'll try Operation Ignore

Kuo isn't exactly a household name, and I don't recall ever seeing him on any of the talking head shows. The Bushistas seem to have a lot on their plates right now, and taking the time to give more publicity to Kuo and his highly inconvenient comments will only bring more attention to a subject they'd really like to avoid now. Evangelicals and fundamentalists are already feeling like yesterday's teabag with the GOP; doing a PR hit on Kuo will only highlight how little they've accomplished for the "nuts."

11:14 AM  
Anonymous bunny planet said...

Supposedly, from what KO said last night, Kuo has big name recognition cred with Fundamentalists. I've never heard of him either, but then I'm not a fundaholic. They will listen to him and be shocked (shocked I tell you) by what he reveals.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous cnlst8 said...

a possible "60 minutes" piece this Sunday


http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/10/11/213335/00

12:20 PM  
Anonymous calimary said...

That'd be great! Just don't let Gidget do it. Uh - I mean Katie.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Gen. Patton said...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Even if its one of those crazy Christians. Here's hoping all you non-believing lefties go straight to hell. God willing, Amen.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patton, who taught you to preach such hatred?

Show me where Jesus said that "thou shalt kill those with whom you disagree." Show me in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights where it says "freedom of speech" is optional.

Patton, seriously, you need help.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Gen. Patton said...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

>>

When did you become friends with Al Qaeda, Patton? Because clearly you treat the liberals on this message board as the "enemy," and the liberals on this message board have collectively been begging the Bush Administration to make a real effort to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, and to dismantle Al Qaeda.

So when did you decide to side up with Al Qaeda, Patton?

1:50 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Boy, you talk about low morals for this Administration and this is just another example.

How can they profess to be christians and stoop to this behavior?

Their partner in a lot of this low morality lifestyle is Jerry Foolwell. He professes to love Christ, obey His teachings, pray to Christ but has never actually seen Him or talked to Him, but then says that a living human being created by Christ and a State Senator is lower in stature than the devil. What does that say about people that agrees with Foolwell. Christ said when He ascended into heaven that He would only return to take His chosen few to live eternity with Him, so there is no way Foolwell can say he believes the Bible and then say that he talks to or has seen Christ!!

It has been obvious to me from Bush's days as the Govenor of Texas that he used religion,not practice it with true faith,to get the vote of the Right-Wingers.

8:25 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Like the Republican leaders, we've seen similar Bible-toting scam artists played in the movies by Burt Lancaster and Steve Martin.

9:38 AM  

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