We can’t decide if this is sad or funny. Watch Congressman Mike Pence, R-Indiana, squirm during his appearance yesterday on MSNBC’s Hardball when host Chris Matthews asks him directly whether he accepts evolution.
After several unsuccesful attempts to evade the question or change the subject, Matthews nails him:
I think that you’re afraid to say [that you accept evolution] because your conservative constituency might find that offensive.
While Pence’s clumsy obfuscation will not win him praise in the science community, he has positioned himself well to be named an “expert reviewer” by the Texas State Board of Education when we adopt new biology textbooks in two years.