IT LOOKS STRANGE. John McCain has just named Alaska governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. True to the purpose of this blog, we did a bit of research.
In the Anchorage Daily News we found this, from 25 October 2006: Curveballs, about a television debate in which Sarah Palin participated: Here are some excerpts, with bold added for emphasis.
Near the beginning of the article it says:
Toward the end, moderator Michael Carey said people would be hearing all about the candidates’ views on things like public employee pensions and the pipeline over the next several days, and looked to change things up with a pair of curveball questions about religion:
Is it OK for religious leaders to endorse candidates, and should public schools teach alternatives to evolution (such as creationism and intelligent design?)
Here’s Palin’s response to that question:
“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.
“And, you know, I say this, too, as the daughter of a science teacher. Growing up with being so privileged and blessed to be given a lot of information on, on both sides of the subject — creationism and evolution.
“It’s been a healthy foundation for me. But don’t be afraid of information and let kids debate both sides.”
Sarah may have many admirable qualities, but we fear that she’s … well, incapable of rational thought. Perhaps we’re wrong. We shall see.
We have a new article on this: Sarah Palin: Maybe Only Slightly Creationist.
[Our related articles are here: Sarah Palin & Creationism.]
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