Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Good News, Bad News

Cynthia Dunbar, one of the more foaming-at-the-mouth right-wingers on the Texas State Board of Elections (the one who, before the 2008 elections, accused Barack Obama of planning to get the people he "sympathizes" with to pull a terrorist attack on the US as an excuse to declare martial law and become dictator ... and, to top it off, she is a birther) is apparently not going to run for reelection.

The bad news is she has reportedly hand-picked the candidate to run in her stead: Brian Russell. He was the one who got the Texas Republican Executive Committee to pass a resolution calling upon the Republican members of the State Board of Education to support the retention of the "strengths and weaknesses" language in the Texas science standards, officially making the results of science and educational content a partisan political issue ... not that we didn't know it before but, still, no doubt an embarrassment to thoughtful Republicans everywhere.

Pity the poor children of Texas ... between a rock and a hard place.

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