- He has no problem talking about his faith. It has become somewhat fashionable these days, but of course many would talk of their faith and then say something like I won't let it affect my political decisions, which is total "bill tush" because they can't help but allow personal opinions to affect policy matters.
- He thinks that having surgeries to remove some melanoma "was a great season in life."
- He grew up in a Methodist church, attended a nondenominational evangelical church for many years, and recently became Catholic.
- He attends church twice on Sundays - once to Mass, once to the same nondenom church where his wife is still a member.
- He talks about his desire to love somebody instead of judging them.
- He calls WaPo a "primarily liberal publication" to its face and totally gets away with it.
- A "divine intervention" caused him to push for an African American history museum in the Smithsonian complex.
- Reading the Koran has deepened his appreciation for his Christian faith.
- When talking about running for president in 2008, he says nothing about believing that God wants him to be president.
The article concludes this way:
Brownback says he imagines future generations walking the halls of Congress and nobody knowing who he was. He imagines people passing a "Brownback Room" and someone saying, "Who was he?"
Perhaps someone else might answer that Sam Brownback was a complicated man, who thought himself a servant and a potential president at the same time, who imagined his life forgotten even as he dreamed of a room named after himself.