Perhaps Santorum was paying attention to the housecleaning of the wingnut school board in the Pennsylvania city of Dover this past Tuesday. (Beaver County Times):

U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Saturday that he doesn’t believe that intelligent design belongs in the science classroom.

Santorum’s comments to The Times are a shift from his position of several years ago, when he wrote in a Washington Times editorial that intelligent design is a “legitimate scientific theory that should be taught in the classroom.”

But on Saturday, the Republican said that, “Science leads you where it leads you.”

I love the last line in this excerpt. Clearly Little Ricky is scared of being too close to the Chimp, but he can’t help showing his pathetic self-interest and naked ambition.

Though Santorum said he believes that intelligent design is “a legitimate issue,” he doesn’t believe it should be taught in the classroom, adding that he had concerns about some parts of the theory.

Earlier this summer, President Bush said he favored teaching intelligent design in the classroom.

With Santorum running for re-election next year, and with Bush and the Republican Party taking some significant hits in public confidence in recent months, Santorum insisted he is not trying to distance himself from Bush.

…Saturday, Santorum said of Bush, “I don’t agree with everything he does,” but said that overall, he considers Bush a good president and that he has “done a lot” for the country and for Santorum himself.

He’s done a lot, alright, Mr. Man-on-Dog. You lie down with him and you come up with fleas.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding