Friday, June 08, 2007


Subtlety and Nuance Abounds

It's one thing to stand in front of the yahoos and profess your undying belief in young earth creationism. It's quite another thing, apparently, to do it in front of a national television audience. Especially when you want, more than anything in the whole wide world, to be elected president of the United States of America.

At the first Republican presidential candidate debate, Kansas' own Sen. Sam Brownback, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Rep. Tom Tancredo all raised their hands to say they don't believe in evolution.

In the uproar that ensued, Brownback was the first to clarify his views. Now, it seems, Mike Huckabee want to add a little subtlety and nuance to his own position, as well:
I believe there is a God who was active in the creation process. Now, how did he do it, and when did he do it, and how long did he take? I don't honestly know, and I don't think knowing that would make me a better or a worse president.

Red State Rabble can't help thinking that knowing something ought to be a prerequisite for presidential wannabes -- even when they're Republicans.

Update: According to USAToday, Huckabee told reporters at a lunch Wednesday he embraces Scripture, but "to me, it's not a conflict with science."


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