Jeb Bush – the missing link?

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2005

Two disturbing glimpses into the US psyche from from Taegan Goddard’s ever excellent Political Wire:

“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.” – Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (Rep.), when asked by the Miami Herald whether he believes in Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Well, I guess you’re not going to get a much stronger argument against evolution than the fact George Bush Snr sired Dubya.

From a new Harris Poll: “About 22% of U.S. adults believe Saddam Hussein helped plan 9/11, the poll shows, and 26% believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded. Another 24% believe several of the 9/11 hijackers were Iraqi.”

(And before we all get smug, and “tsk” the stupidity of a nation which once (only) elected Jeb’s bro’ President, I wonder how many Brits assume Saddam’s Iraq was responsible for 9/11?)