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Friday, August 26, 2011

Rick Perry's Leap In The Polls

Rick Perry's surge past Mitt Romney in last week's GOP voter polls of presidential candidates stunned many observers. If I recall correctly, the former now leads the latter by nearly double digits.

By moving into the lead, Perry returns a spotlight to Texas, home of three former presidents. And, incidentally, a state which teaches creationism, rather than evolution.

I remember being similarly embarrassed when Mike Hickabee was leading GOP polls four years ago, and Arkansas, the state he governed, became known for the same weird educational doctrine.

How in the world, in this century, can any US state really be officially sanctioning the teaching of creationism? How is this possible?

It makes our country a laughingstock when we have serious presidential contenders who were the executives of states with this position on mankind's history. Not to mention makes you question the intellect and attitudes of people who were governors of such states.

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