O Ceiling Cat, if you make Michele Bachmann the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, I’ll never doubt your existence again. Surely somebody that looney, someone who so vociferously favors the teaching of intelligent design, could never be president of our great nation.
From CNN (today):
“I support intelligent design,” Bachmann told reporters in New Orleans following her speech to the Republican Leadership Conference. “What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don’t think it’s a good idea for government to come down on one side of scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.”
Intelligent design suggests that the complexity of the universe cannot be explained by evolution alone, and must also be attributed to a creator or supernatural being.
“I would prefer that students have the ability to learn all aspects of an issue,” Bachmann said. “And that’s why I believe the federal government should not be involved in local education to the most minimal possible process.”
Or, better yet, make Bachmann vice president on a Palin-Bachmann ticket.
Four crazy eyes
UPDATE: from the horse’s mouth, via Zack Kopplin:
And if you go to this page, you’ll hear her answer when she’s asked to identify those Nobel Laureates who “believe in intelligent design.” Guess how many she can name?