Palin’s Ignorance Imperils the Whole Planet

30 08 2008

The record offers worrisome evidence that the first woman to make it onto a Republican presidential ticket holds to this backward and wholly unscientific view of reality.

As reported in the Anchorage Daily News during her race for the governorship of Alaska, Sarah Palin offered up a classic anti-evolution answer when asked during a televised debate whether creationism should be taught with evolution in the public schools:

“Teach both,” Palin said.

“You know, don’t be afraid of information… I am a proponent of teaching both.”

“Teach both” and “teach the debate” have long been the mantras of the religious right and the Intelligent Design crowds, which have struggled over the years as court after court has batted down their efforts to inject unscientific teachings into the nation’s science classes.

The legal record suggests that Palin’s approach is not just ignorant of the facts, but a plain violation of the Constitutional boundary between church and state.

But wait, there’s more! Now how much would we pay, for dominionist-induced ignorance??

In addition to her unscientific views on evolution, Palin has said she does not believe that human activities are contributing to global climate change, a fact of planetary life on which the world’s best scientists have reached complete consensus.

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Never Mind Palin, It’s McCain’s “Gross Political Misconduct”

30 08 2008

Cock of the snook to Daryl for the link.

It’s always said that the most important decision a presidential candidate makes is their pick for vice president. It shows their thinking and judgment. John McCain, in his first decision, has just told the world that he believes Sarah Palin is the most qualified person to be a heartbeat from the presidency.

Forgetting all the available men for a moment, if John McCain felt it critical to select a woman in an effort to somehow grab the Hillary Clinton supporters, look at his choice of women he had available: Christine Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Elizabeth Dole, Susan Collins, even – for goodness sake – Condoleezza Rice. Or Carly Fiorina. . .

It’s not that Sarah Palin is inexperienced. It’s that this is gross political misconduct.

Lucky for John McCain his senate seat isn’t at UCF or he’d be impeached for misfeasance and keeping company with that other maverick young politico, Webster Cook . . .