Friday, November 3, 2006

Man who "talks to Bush or advisers every Monday" allegedly orders his crystal meths

It is very sad when someone is embroiled in a scandal, mainly of their own making. I feel great sympathy for Pastor Ted Haggard, and more especially for his family. But you have to ask how anyone could be so stupid.

Ted Haggard is the accepted leading voice of 30 million Evangelicals in the US. Wikipedia says:

Author Jeff Sharlet reports that Haggard "talks to... Bush or his advisers every Monday" and opines that "no pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism."[12] In a June 2005 Wall Street Journal article, "Ted Haggard, the head of the 30-million strong National Association of Evangelicals, jokes that the only disagreement between himself and the leader of the Western world is automotive: Mr. Bush drives a Ford pickup, whereas he prefers a Chevy."[13]

Now, it is alleged that he said this on the phone, referring to an order for crystal meths:

"Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. "

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