Hardly news

The BBC reports on the Bush administration’s disregard for evangelicals:

A new book by a former US official says President Bush’s top political advisers privately ridiculed evangelical leaders, while publicly embracing them.

Given that the Republican Party has done nothing for evangelicals or social conservatives except throw them the occasional lip service, I don’t know why this would surprise anyone. The president’s own faith doesn’t seem to inform many of his actions, the Left’s constant fears of theocracy notwithstanding.

It is worth noting, however, that the professional political strategists are so concerned about this that some are even claiming the timing of the book’s publication to be a dirty trick, indicating that Cedarford’s recommendation for the Republican party to openly disavow the religious right would be a blunder of massive proportions.