Saturday, July 11, 2009

One of the Shadier Streets in D.C.

The Family” is a Christian organization founded in 1935. “C Street” refers to a house owned by a branch of The Family. It is located on C Street in Washington, D.C. Several members of the United States Congress live there. C Street was raised by Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC), during his recent admission that he had not been hiking the Appalachian Trail, but had in fact been down in Argentina with his mistress. Then C Street emerged again as the financial ripples from Senator John Ensign’s (R-NV) affair with his mistress continued to unfold.

Last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed Jeff Sharlet for the second night in a row. Sharlet is the author of “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power”. Rachel’s summary of what we have recently learned about The Family, their intense focus on power and the house on C Street is fascinating, troubling and worthy of further investigation.

: : Update: Jeff, over at WormTown Taxi has dug deeper and found additional complex connections between Washington insiders and “The Family”.

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