OK, John McCain is not that old. But the 6000 years is relevant.
Unlike other commentators I am not going to discuss the fact that Republican Senator John McCain has picked the former beauty queen and hockey-mom Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Excepting this: it is a risky move, designed to try and pick up the Hillary Clinton women’s vote and give the Republicans a greater appeal by picking someone younger than McCain and a woman. Given her lack of experience it may well give the Democrats the edge. Its a calculated risk by the Republicans though and it remains to be seen if it helps McCain to the Whitehouse.
Place your bets.
What I’d rather discuss is Sarah Palin’s dangerous views:-
What I don’t agree with is Palin’s policy of teaching both creationism and evolution in Science classes.
Incredibly, Sarah Palin is the daughter of a Science teacher.
McCain also advocates teaching both, but at least he’d only teach evolution in a Science class. He is however linked to groups teaching Intelligent Design, creationism by another name.
It just concerns me that here we have a Vice President candidate that thinks the earth is 6000 years old.
And she’s on the same ticket as a 72 year old running for President in one of the most powerful countries in the world. (A 72 year old who may not be as pro-creationist as Palin but is willing to put the arguments in schools.)
I dread to think what education policies Sarah Palin might put through if she did make President, if McCain stood down with ill-health or whatever.
We might go the same way as the dinosaurs.