John W. Dean on the Kuo Christian Controversy
FindLaw's Writ -- Dean: David Kuo's Book "Tempting Faith" The Author's Agenda, the Authoritarian Behavior He Reports, And the White House's Response: "David Kuo, the former deputy-director of the Bush White House's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, recently published a book, Tempting Faith. The book's most controversial claim is that members of the Bush administration have been privately trashing some of the very Religious Right leaders who helped put them in power.
For example, Kuo told '60 Minutes' that he had heard people in the White House political affairs office, Karl Rove's operation, refer to Pat Robertson as 'insane,' call Jerry Falwell 'ridiculous,' and say that James Dobson 'had to be controlled.'
In this column, I'll consider claims that Kuo must have a hidden political agenda, analyze the implication of the badmouthing of the religious right by Rove's team, and consider the Administration's responses to Kuo."