An important story was strangely buried in The New York Times Arts section this weekend about the release of the new Pro-Bush, Pro-Crusade, Pro-All-Non-Christians-Will-Burn-in-Hell documentary, George W. Bush: Faith in the White House. The DVD is being released today as counterpoint to Farenheit 9-11. A staggering 300,000 copies will be sent to Christian churches.
A screening of the film was provided during the RNC, but no press was allowed. Seems that Rove and former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed (who is now a senior political advisor to our Rapture-ready Prez) prefer keeping their pandering to the church on the down low. A recent Newsweek poll finds that “17 percent of Americans expect the world to end in their lifetime,” and Bush’s Rapture base will be buying this DVD in droves. The VHS has already sold out on the distributor’s website.
Hilarious (if not disturbing) blurb from the website:
Not since the days of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln has a president put so much stock in his Christian faith and prayer life for making decisions and leading the United States in its hour of crisis. According to BBC correspondent Justin Webb: “Nobody spends more time on his knees than George W. Bush. The Bush administration hums to the sound of prayer. Prayer meetings take place day and night. It’s not uncommon to see White House functionaries hurrying down corridors carrying Bibles.”
In addition to suggesting that Dubya sits at the right hand of the Lord in heaven, the film claims that the administration has vaccinated more than 22 million children in Iraq. Iraq has a population of 25 million. Must be some of that fuzzy math they used to refer to.
The makers also claim that the film is an objective piece of journalism:
“Faith in the White House” purports to be the product of “independent research,” uncoordinated with the Bush-Cheney campaign. But many of its talking heads are official or unofficial administration associates or sycophants. They include the evangelical leader and presidential confidant Ted Haggard (who is also one of Mel Gibson’s most fervent P.R. men) and Deal Hudson, an adviser to the Bush-Cheney campaign” (from NY Times)
Hopefully, Bush’s rapture base will all transcend into heaven before November 2.