Raw Story The former Missouri senator shortlisted to be then-Governor Bush's running mate in the 2000 presidential election -- said to have been seco
September 16, 2006

Raw Story

danforth-bookThe former Missouri senator shortlisted to be then-Governor Bush's running mate in the 2000 presidential election -- said to have been second choice only to Vice President Cheney -- will come out vehemently against administration and Congressional Republican policy in a book to be published next week.[..]

John Danforth, who retired in 1995 after four terms in the Senate, briefly served as Bush's ambassador to the United Nations but resigned after Condoleezza Rice was tapped to be Secretary of State.[..]

In Faith and Politics, to be released Tuesday, [ordained Episcopal minister] Danforth blasts the alignment of the Republican Party with the Christian right, lays out his most aggressive pro-gay stance to date and attacks the handling of the Terri Schiavo case. Read on...

This isn't the first time that Danforth has denounced the GOP for moving so far to the right or cozying up too close to fundamentalist extremes.

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