A good ol’ dunderhead. Sitting on his blessed assurance during 9-11. Katrina and FEMA. WMDs. The lowest presidential approval rating since… well, no one.
George W. Bush has some atramentous tarnishing on his resume, but among the few lustrous offerings is the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which he created in 2001.
He is a man of faith, and despite persnickety folk complaining about their unalienable rights being infringed because they are some rigid transexual who vows allegiance to Satan but complained to the ACLU they didn’t get a job at some megachurch they really wanted (What. Ever.), this was a mark of greatness.
It’s main focus was to increase and make available funding to religious groups that offer social services of all kinds – job training, after school, prisoner re-entry, drug treatment – and was fairly successful at doing that.
Now, enters the BarackStar. And fresh off his bajillion promises to maintain a sense of dogma and sanctity in the White House, he kept this important office, kinda.
- Now, it’s named the Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships. Semantics?
- In order to tackle the church/state hullabaloo, Obama’s troupe is arranging a government/neighborhood alliance. Yeah, unlike the general political environment we enjoy called “Democracy” (even though this is a Republic).
- And – here’s the story – he hired a nubile 26-year old Pentecostal preacher from Massachusetts named Joshua DuBois to oversee the whole kit and kaboodle.
DuBois’s appointment to run the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships — first reported by the New York Times — is the first sign of a new direction for the office, which partners with faith groups on social service issues and helps advise them on applying for federal funding.
And there’s the rub.
He’s not having – nor is his boss – the aforementioned transexual being unemployed, namely if it’s because that church he… um, she… uh, it wanted to “really contribute to” and didn’t offer up a gig. So, the qualms of the unrighteous and apathetic instantly become the voices of evangelicals everywhere.
Here’s to praying they make the right decisions. But, if you’re interested in a hint, note the official listing of “Federal Agencies and Commissions” on the new, improved and quite swank White House Web site.
“Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships”? Nowhere on the page. Stay classy, Rev. DuBois. Make us all proud.