Friday, February 20, 2009

Well, Darn it, he IS!

Katie Couric Paints Gov. Jindal, State of Louisiana As Foes of 'Scientific Community' |
Well, the saints might go marching into New Orleans, but the scientists are marching right on out. A group of more than two thousand biologists have decided NOT to hold their 2011 annual meeting in the Big Easy," "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric noted at the open of her February 18 video blog entry.

Couric proceeded to turn a biologists convention's PR stunt into evidence that Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) is an enemy of the "scientific community.":

The reason? Louisiana has a law that allows teachers to use supplemental materials in science class - things other than the state approved curriculum. Republican-up-and-comer Bobby Jindal signed it last summer after it passed the state legislature with overwhelming support.

The scientific community says the law is nothing more than a free pass for the teaching of creationism, and that religion has no place in a biology class.

The writer is a conservative, and call's Couric's piece "biased." But the biologists are staying away from N.O. because of Jindal. Thanks, governor. If you're going to run for President at Louisiana's expense, why not just resign? I for one would be glad to contribute to your foredoomed campaign if you did.

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