A Candidate for the Texas Education Board?

“Evolution is a myth. . . . Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

No, that’s not Ken “Dog-Cat/Cat-Rat” Mercer, the Republican State Board of Education member from San Antonio who thinks evidence against evolution is the fact that dog-cat and cat-rat mutants aren’t roaming the earth. The quote above comes from Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee and religious-right favorite in the U.S. Senate race in Delaware. (h/t ThinkProgress)

As show how Bill Maher notes in the clip, O’Donnell seems to think evolutionary science is based on the notion that, if you’re paying really, really close attention, you can watch monkeys become humans right before your eyes. O’Donnell would be a good fit on the current State Board of Education in Texas, yes?


4 thoughts on “A Candidate for the Texas Education Board?

  1. This is a prime example of the point I have been trying to make about November 2, 2010. It will be Halloween all over again again in just two days, only this time it will be the day when the forces of evil in this world celebrate their great election victory.

    However, soon afterward, people like those on the Texas SBOE are going to hang themselves with their own rope when they start implementing their twisted ideology and the policies founded upon it. Traditional Republicans are scared to death of candidates like Christine O’Donnell being associated with their party, and rightly so, because they are just plain nuts. The following video shows you what is going to happen and why any good Republican with a degree from Yale wants to get as far away from the people as possible. Check it out and bring your sense of humor:


  2. Actually, O’Donnell would be a lousy candidate for the SBOE social conservative ™ right wing bloc because she is open and honest about her beliefs, kooky as they are.

    Recall that McLeroy said on many occasions that privately he was a creationist but he would never let that get in the way of discharging his public duties. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Oh, farrrrrrrrr Riiiiiiiiiiight.

  3. Charles wrote: “Traditional Republicans are scared to death of candidates like Christine O’Donnell being associated with their party, and rightly so, because they are just plain nuts.”

    Sorry to disagree, Charles, but unfortunately your statement just isn’t accurate. I wish it was. Remember how every candidate for the R nomination in the 2008 election couldn’t wait to raise his hand when asked if he doubted the theory of evolution? The few who didn’t raise their hand were probably pilloried by their constituents. To be Republican is to be anti-science and “just plain nuts.” Show me a moderate Republican, and I’ll show you an extinct critter.

  4. Sharks call it a feeding frenzy. Scientists call it a critical mass which goes critical them blows up. Sociologists call it a lynch mob, and the press hasn’t figured what to call it. One has to go back to the halcyon days of frat packs, and weekend passes where beer and buzz intertangle, often in celled barred, and every sound goes bang.

    When kids we used to say, “look no hands” and hope it’s not a hard landing.

    This no hands approach to polictical frenzy hasn’t been heard since Berkeley and the Peoples Park. Hopefully some fool trips over foot in mouth, before the election elects another set of clowns.