Bush's Christian Middleman Admits Plagiarism

Timothy Goeglein is such a solid "ambassador" to the Christian Right that when Ted Haggard, former the head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE - website), made his first post-election visit to the White House he stopped by and congratulated Goeglein for his effective work of bringing Christian voters to the polls.

"He is the key person that actually produced the evangelical vote in America," Haggard told the Indianapolis Star. "It was Karl Rove's initiative, but it was Tim that actually did it. When we call Tim, his office responds. He's the one evangelical leaders across America have a relationship with." [Haggard was later forced out of his Church for 'sexually immoral conduct].'

Timothy Goeglein served as President Bush's middleman with conservatives and Christian groups. He resigned Friday (2/29/2008) after admitting to plagiarism. Twenty columns he wrote for an Indiana newspaper were determined to have material copied from other sources without attribution.

Timothy Goeglein, who has worked for Bush since 2001, acknowledged that he lifted material from a Dartmouth College publication and presented it as his own work in a column about education for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Ind. The newspaper took a closer look at his other columns and found many more instances of plagiarism.

It was Goeglein's job to make sure conservatives are happy, in the loop and getting their best ideas before the president and turned into laws.