Sunday, July 02, 2006
Wrecking the Straight Talk Express
Sen. John McCain is out doing gigs at the Aspen Colorado Music Festival's "Evening of Words and Music," leading to the following reasonable question to Abigail Eagye when, in her report of the event, she describes McCain as "[t]he one-time presidential candidate":
Got any of that stuff you're smoking left?
In the final question of the evening, an audience member asked McCain to outline his stance on teaching evolution and creationism in schools.
"I think Americans should be exposed to every point of view," he said. "I happen to believe in evolution. ... I respect those who think the world was created in seven days. Should it be taught as a science class? Probably not."
"I think there's room for the religious right in our party," he said.
And for those who think that faction holds too much sway, McCain had a strong message: "Get in the arena. Go out there and register to vote and recruit candidates."