LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL seems to be on a non-stop pandering career, ceaselessly courting the favor of the creationist community. First, as you all know, he failed to veto — and actually signed — the notorious Louisiana Science Education Act, designed (but not intelligently) to allow teaching the religious doctrine of creationism in state-run schools.
But he hasn’t stopped with that. From Town Talk, which describes itself as “Serving Alexandria, Pineville, and Central Louisiana,” we have: Louisiana College 2008 graduates.
That college is located in Pineville, so it’s natural that Town Talk would run this story, in which we learn that:
LC President Joe Aguillard presented diplomas to students at the ceremony. Gov. Bobby Jindal was the keynote speaker.
It’s curious that the governor would take time from his duties to speak at a school with only 168 graduates. But it makes more sense when this is seen against the background of what we reported earlier: Louisiana Legislature Used Creation Science Witnesses.
That tiny college supplied three “expert witnesses” at the legislative hearings on the Louisiana Science Education Act, who created a record about the supposed “scientific controversy” surrounding the theory of evolution, and this was a big part of the “justification” for the passage of that state’s creationism-friendly law.
Now Jindal continues to pander to the creationism community. Does he imagine that this will enhance his attractiveness as a possible Vice Presidential candidate?
As a footnote, we were amused by the name of Louisiana College president, Joe Aguillard. It reminds of the US Supreme Court decision in Edwards v. Aguillard, in which an earlier Louisiana creationism law was declared unconstitutional.