Not so Intelligent Design
So our chimp in chief has come out in favor of creationism in public schools:
WASHINGTON - President Bush waded into the debate over evolution and "intelligent design" Monday, saying schools should teach both theories on the creation and complexity of life.
In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Bush essentially endorsed efforts by Christian conservatives to give intelligent design equal standing with the theory of evolution in the nation's schools.
Alas, no word on where he stands re: snake handling and/or speaking in tongues. We DO know where he stands when it comes to Iraq: far enough away to comfortably say "brimg 'em on" without having to actually suffer the consequences.
In that respect, the comparison above between Bush and chimp is a little unfair...to the chimpanzee, that is.
Bush spoke to a group of Texas reporters prior to yet another vacation--while seven more soldiers--and approximately 15 Iraqis--were killed (note that the story leads with political news, with the soldiers' deaths mentioned almost as an afterthought).
Bush also found the time to focus on what truly must be a stressful incident for him: whether or not a baseball player really DID use steroids (the dauphin's response: "Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He testified in public and I believe him."). Hmmm. Maybe Dubya will offer Palmeiro a Medal of Freedom--and lobby team management to give the guy a raise.
Finally, perhaps attempting to prove that HE hasn't fallen all that far from the tree, as it were, Bush got testy when asked about John Roberts and Roe v. Wade--then he concluded with a rousing defense of administration leaker/liar Karl Rove:
"Karl's got my complete confidence. He's a valuable member of my team," Bush said. "Why don't you wait and see what the true facts are?"
Hmmm, again. The true facts? Hey, why don't you just call the guy into your office and get the true facts yourself? Lazy bastard.