I’ve never been a Sarah Palin fan (actually, that’s an understatement). And if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share a brief story about my prescient analysis of Palin’s impact on the 2008 election: On the day after John McCain announced Palin as his running mate, the chief of staff in our office asked everyone in our staff meeting whether they liked or didn’t like the Palin pick.
Of the 30 or so people in the room, 28 raised their hand and said they liked it.
Only 2 people said they didn’t like it. And I was one of them. And trust me, I took a lot of heat for it.
But anyway, I'm not here to relive the past. No, I want to focus on Palin's new book - and specifically, her disgusting, unacceptable views on Darwinism.
With Palin’s book coming out today, "Terry the Touchy Darwinist” is licking his chops.
First, take a look at this Nov. 16 piece from CBS News…
Two of the more enticing excerpts that have been published in advance of the official release of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue involve the former vice presidential candidate's recollections of behind-the-scenes conflicts with top McCain aides on the 2008 campaign trail...
Top McCain aides Mark Salter and Steve Schmidt took turns trying to ensure that Palin was ready for the monumental leap onto the national stage that she was about to take…
Salter was particularly interested in Palin's views on the subject of evolution vs. creationism, and according to an excerpt from "Going Rogue," Palin maintains that the McCain campaign's chief strategist, Steve Schmidt, was dismissive of her point of view on the subject.
Palin writes: "But your dad's a science teacher," Schmidt objected.
"Then you know that science proves evolution," added Schmidt.
"Parts of evolution," I said. "But I believe that God created us and also that He can create an evolutionary process that allows species to change and adapt..."
Two former McCain aides each independently maintained that Palin's recollection of the conversation in Going Rogue, was inaccurate.
"If she had been, 'I am a creationist,' she would not have been the nominee," one former aide said. "McCain wouldn't have gone for that."
I'm confused. So the McCain campaign is saying that Palin's statement above can't be true, because if it was true, it would've have gotten her kicked off the ticket?!
Read Palin's statement again.
"I believe that God created us and also that He can create an evolutionary process that allows species to change and adapt..."
Does it really strike you as so outrageous?
Gosh, who knew the McCain campaign was so full of “Terrys!”
In light of this shocking (!) revelation, the usually unbiased political reporter Marc Ambinder chooses to play scientist in this critical blog post…
Evolution, the change over time of species by various unguided (but not always random) selection pressures, is as close to a fact of science as there is. It is as much of a historical fact as the Holocaust…
The American people are finicky about their creation/evolution debate…Americans aren't willing to give up God. But they're not willing to ignore at least parts of the evidence. Sarah Palin -- she is.
Whatever dude. Stick to politics; not science.