The Karl Rove formula - since you can't win elections by telling people you will rob them, prop up someone who will do it behind a mask of Christianity and fake "family values" - has already had tragic consequences. Two terms of G.W. Bush should have revealed the tactic for what it is, but the resulting Christian taliban have become a force of their own. ("It's alive, it's alive!!) Nothing could have been more obvious than that the Republicans in Congress were bent on destroying the American economy so they could blame it on the boogie man. Whether the Republicans put up Moe, Larry or Curly is of little consequence.