We used that picture and caption once before. The red text comes from Lawrence of Arabia, in the scene where those memorable words were spoken by the sheikh of the Huwaytat Bedouin warriors, Auda abu Tayi (Anthony Quinn) to Colonel Harry Brighton (Anthony Quayle).
Brady, a flaming creationist, is the Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois. His opponent, current Democrat Governor Pat Quinn, is also a fool — but he’s a left-wing fool. Such are the choices voters are being given these days. Because both candidates are ridiculous, we’ll limit our discussion to Brady’s creationism. At least that’s entertaining.
In the Chicago Sun-Times we read Brady OK with schools opting to teach creationism instead of evolution . Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Brady said Tuesday he would not stand in the way of a public school board should it want to teach creationism instead of evolution.
“I believe knowledge is power, and I believe local school districts should establish the curriculum when it comes to those things,” Brady told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board in a wide-ranging interview session with running mate Jason Plummer.
Yes, knowledge is power. But stupid with power is too terrible to contemplate. Let’s read on:
Brady was asked repeatedly about his personal views on intelligent design.
“My knowledge and my faith leads me to believe in both evolution and creationism,” he said. “I believe God created the earth, and it evolved.”
Brady isn’t the only ignoramus in the race. Let’s hear from his far-left Democrat opponent:
Gov. Quinn’s campaign said Brady’s position on evolution and his comfort in allowing local school districts to decide whether to teach it or creationism is not favored by a majority of Illinoisans. “I think it’s way out of step with Illinois voters,” Quinn running mate Sheila Simon said.
Hey, it doesn’t matter what the voters think about Noah’s Ark. Reality isn’t decided in political contests.
Well, that’s the news about the Illinois Governor’s race. It really isn’t news that Brady is still a creationist and Quinn is still a far-left Dem, but it’s good to be reminded that both candidates continue to be absurd. Remember — we’re talking about Illinois, so no one should be surprised.
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