Religion and Politics

Kevin Drum is baffled by suggestions by some Democrats that President Bush’s invocation of his deity in this week’s press conference on the war is problematic. He correctly notes that every Democratic president since at least FDR has done much the same thing.

Some of our presidents are more deeply religious than others but one has to at least go throught he motions of expressing faith to get elected president. Whether one likes this sort of thing or not, it’s simply a part of our political culture.

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  1. Moe Lane says:

    If his comments section is any indication, the issue is indeed worthy of note*. Then again, this is the Internet: everything looms larger here.


    *Although the snickerers section of said comments section could hardly be said to be dominating the debate.

  2. bill says:

    Every red-blooded american should go to and check out the Conservative Media Fund