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Report: Bushy Oval hosted our thorniest critics

by Jeremy Hooper

Bush-vistorsYou know how all during the bush administration, you had a sneaking suspicion that some of our community's most heated foes (including some from SPLC-designated "hate groups") were whispering sweet nothings into the president's ear? Yea, well -- you were pretty much right:

-For the period April 2001 through June 2006, Focus on the Family Founder and Chairman Emeritus James Dobson visited the White House 24 times; 10 of those visits were to President Bush.

-Andrea Lafferty, Executive Director of the Traditional Values Coalition, made an astonishing 50 visits to the White House starting on February 1, 2001, and continuing through March 16, 2008. Six of those visits were to President Bush.

-Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, made 43 visits to the White House between May 2001 and August 2006. Four of those visits were to President Bush.


By George, we got (h)it.

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They were there to pick up their checks! Where else do you think those millions of dollars for "faith-based initiatives" went?? I just hope that they had to give Bush (or Cheney, Rove, or better yet, all three) blow-jobs before they got their sticky fingers on the money.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 10, 2009 11:31:20 AM

Is this suppose be a surprise - I recall he was very open about his religious beliefs and didn't we all know that Evangelical Christians voters were the ones who kept him in office for two terms...

Posted by: Alonzo | Sep 10, 2009 2:02:39 PM

I wouldn't say a "surprise, Alonzo. But it's at least interesting to me (and presumably others) that someone like Andrea Lafferty, who speaks for a SPLC-designated "hate group," was able to score 50 White House visits. It's further confirmation of what many of us suspected.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 10, 2009 2:12:08 PM

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