Being “one of us” merely breeds hypocrisy. The Christian Conservatives were used as a political tool. As long as they insist on purity of thought, they’ll be used.
The powerful don’t send their children to schools that teach creation. And they want their daughters to be able to choose. They might make temporary alliances with the Religious Right for the sake of tax cuts.
Bush’s religion was always a variation of New Age thought, a sort of optimistic pablum that you could find in any megachurch. It was never biblical.