Saturday, September 3, 2011
There is one Republican candidate for USA president who isn't an uneducated moron.
A Democrat candidate for president in a previous election, when asked about evolution, gave the best answer I have ever heard from an American politician. A Republican could never get away with being this honest.
Should Creationism be taught in public schools?
Oh God, no. Oh, Jesus. We thought we had made a big advance with the Scopes monkey trial….My God, evolution is a fact, and if these people are disturbed by being the descendants of monkeys and fishes, they’ve got a mental problem. We can’t afford the psychiatric bill for them. That ends the story as far as I’m concerned.
-- Mike Gravel, former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.