I was just watching T.V. and heard Bill Clinton's snake head, James Carville, damn John McCain's V.P. pick, Sarah Palin, as a creationist. Well, that's a subject I care a lot about, so I looked up her statements and also found this:
“To quote just the first part of her statements on creationism and ignore the second is misleading; because in the clarification she’s describing a position that doesn’t cause me (a staunch anti-creationist) any discomfort.”
-- Charles Johnson, who's been on this beat a long time, describing what would be dishonest political tactics, on Little Green Footballs
Now, look at what Google shows is already happening across the board - online and on T.V. - and decide for yourself if the Democrats aren't shading the facts. Playing "the politics of fear"? Willing to attack a woman - and a mother - "making history"? Is this "Change"?
Sure looks like it to me.
You're right. Google is already so cluttered with blog droppings on the issue that it's hard to find an article that includes Palin's follow up to her original statement:ReplyDelete
"I don't think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn't have to be part of the curriculum."
She added that, if elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state's required curriculum.
Members of the state school board, which sets minimum requirements, are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.
"I won't have religion as a litmus test, or anybody's personal opinion on evolution or creationism," Palin said.
Palin has occasionally discussed her lifelong Christian faith during the governor's race but said teaching creationism is nothing she has campaigned about or even given much thought to.
However, it's important to note that her original statement was standard disingenuous creationist drivel:
"Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both."
However, I think it's obvious that she's not really all that interested in this issue politically or otherwise and quickly made that crucial clarification above.