i hate politics and typically avoid writing about such ick but this was a good story on NPR this morn: chris geeslin, pastor of a maryland church, says he got snookered by jack abramoff and his nitwits (including ed buckham and tom delay) who only pretended to pray as a cover for their illegal activities.
geeslin said he and buckham, "spiritual advisor" to delay, used to pray to bring the united states back to god. they'd pray for an hour at a time. they formed a nonprofit, us family network. that nonprofit (now closed) allegedly pulled in the dough for delay.