From a 2005 Harpers article on Ted Haggard’s megachurch:
Pastor Ted, who talks to President George W. Bush or his advisers every Monday, is a handsome forty-eight-year-old Indianan, most comfortable in denim. He likes to say that his only disagreement with the President is automotive; Bush drives a Ford pickup, whereas Pastor Ted loves his Chevy.
One wonders what bits of wisdom were being shared on those sacred Monday mornings — the towing capacity of Chevy Silverados versus Ford F-150s? How to funnel government dollars to right-wing extremists? Whether it’s better to be a hairy top or hairy bottom?
Questions, questions, questions.
This scandal should wipe the stupid Kerry “joke” news off the face of the earth, especially if they can link Mr. Haggard to Mr. Bush, as this article certainly does. And, if they do, will it completely sever Bush’s tattered and stained coattails from Republican campaigns?