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?

Just in case anyone has any doubt about McCain's candidacy, consider this speedbump under the wheels of the Straight Talk Express:

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."

Whew! Could he possibly go off in any more directions at once? If he keeps that up he won't just lose his reputation for being (relatively) non-disingenuous (for a politician), he'll do himself a physical injury. Then there was an almost plaintive tone to his response to a question about whether Christian groups have too much influence on the Republican Party:

"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."

Hmmm . . . "Who will rid me of these turbulent priests?"

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