You know, Jeb was doing great... until that last part....
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is pushing for tougher science standards in Florida schools, according to a news report I was reading about over at Assorted Stuff. It all sounded fine-- Gov. Bush was talking about how science standards for the state were due to be revised in 2007 or 2008, and that it was possible that someone would push for the inclusion of ID, and he thought the greater concern should be whether the standards were exacting enough-- until I read this last bit from the article in the Miami-Dade Herald:
The Watchdog Report asked a follow-up question: Does the governor believe in Darwin's theory of evolution?
Bush said: "Yeah, but I don't think it should actually be part of the curriculum, to be honest with you. And people have different points of view and they can be discussed at school, but it does not need to be in the curriculum.''
Just how should one teach biology without teaching the main theory regarding the development of the diversity of species? This seems a classic case of a politican waffling in the face of a really not-so-hard choice. Jeez, get a spine.