DiIulio’s Departure Bodes Ill for Faith-Based Initiative

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 21, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that
“the departure of John DiIulio [from the White House]…puts prospects
for passage of President Bush’s faith-based initiative
in new peril…DiIulio, a Democrat, an academic, a
onetime adviser to Al Gore, and director of Bush’s Office
of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, had been
expected to broker a bill with his friend, Senator Joseph I.
Lieberman…that could garner enough Democratic support
to pass the Senate. But the larger issue…may be
whether religious conservatives…will be able to accept
a bipartisan compromise created more by political advisers
than policymakers…DiIulio stressed that personal issues…were the reasons
for his departure.”