Remember all those times when Bush was eager to show what a compassionate conservative he was? You know, with all his faith-based initiatives to help churches and others assist the poor and needy?
Turns out it was . . . (imagine my surprise) . . . a bunch of PR bullshit.
In fact, one guy says that the Bush White House "never really wanted the ‘poor people stuff.’"
Who is saying that? David Kuo, deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for Bush’s first term, that’s who.