O Ye Of Little Faith

One of W.'s Democratic advisers quits; another starts packing his bags

To those who worked with him, the most surprising thing about the news that John J. DiIulio Jr. would be the first senior official to leave the Bush White House was that it didn't come sooner. From the moment in January when the professor and registered Democrat was tapped to oversee Bush's faith-based-charities initiative, DiIulio struggled in the job. As the program faltered in Congress, the outspoken, proudly impolitic DiIulio clashed with lawmakers, alienated religious conservatives and feuded with White House colleagues. A month ago, he sent a memo to the President's top three aides laying out his plan to leave...

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