Argue about this instead of Mark’s post:
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — President Bush is paying respects to the Mormon church before capping a five-state trip designed mainly to raise money for Republicans.
Bush was privately greeting the new church president, Thomas S. Monson, at the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Monson and two other church leaders also got a private tour of Air Force One on Wednesday while Bush was at a fundraiser for Sen. John McCain.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says Bush would never miss a chance to meet Mormon leaders. She said he thinks they help communities and spread “the word of love.”
Bush was then heading to Kansas to raise money for Republican congressional candidate Nick Jordan. His events were closed to reporters.