…on February 23, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be the keynote speaker for the most prominent creationism advocacy group in (America). The Discovery Institute, a religious right think-tank, is well-known for its strong opposition to evolutionary biology and its advocacy for “intelligent design.” The institute’s main financial backer, savings and loan heir Howard Ahmanson, spent 20 years on the board of the Chalcedon Foundation, “a theocratic outfit that advocates the replacement of American civil law with biblical law.”
It’s interesting, watching these early shuffles for position. Mitt Romney slid right of Republican-moderate while Governor, Brownback has a Christian network underpinning him, and Rudy Guiliani has law-and-order cred and the “America’s Mayor” bullshit behind him: McCain, who knows this is his last chance and is all but visibly drooling for it, is obviously being told to push hard-right to isolate Guiliani. Which apparently means doing a monkey dance for creationists, sucking off Jerry Falwell, getting into bed with Project for the New American Century and proposing bills banning use of the Internet unless under armed guard with a dog’s head up your bum.
Seriously. Next to sumo, this is the greatest spectator sport on earth.