This is a nice bookend to Jesse’s review of The Happening…
I thought all of the silly talk about John McCain picking
newly metrosexual Florida governor Charlie Crist would be the best VP entertainment of the campaign season. Apparently Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal does not want to be topped. After last week’s brouhaha over Jindal’s personal exorcism work, he now steps up to prove he can not only deliver the religious right vote, but the batsh*t crazy fundie vote.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defended intelligent design as a legitimate scientific discipline that has a place in the nation’s classrooms Sunday on Face the Nation.
…“I’m a Christian,” Jindal said. “I do think that God played a role in creating not only the earth but mankind. Now the way that he did it, I’d certainly want my kids to be exposed to the very best science. I don’t want any facts or theories or explanations to be withheld from them because of political correctness.”
Jindal said that local school districts should decide for themselves what theories to teach and that federal and state governments should stay out of the equation.
Watch it (via Raw Story):
So, I suppose that Jindal either didn’t see or didn’t care to see the Nova documentary (“Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial“), which chronicled the thorough legal ass-whipping that ID received in the case of the Dover, PA school board.