Holy crap, a Republican said something smart!

Posted on August 20, 2011


That’s right, call grandma, for this may never happen again!  It’s like the Halley’s comet of Republican politics, so ephemeral and rare, but only less predictable.  The intelligent comment emerging and taking form out of the chaotic winds of Republican blather, like a dust devil, whose fate is only to be  again consumed by its surrounding environment.  John Huntsman, one of the GOP Mormons running for president has come out pro-science!  He Tweeted,

To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.

I’d like to hear more from this man.

It seems rather silly to be surprised at the following stance:  Listen to and take seriously the claims of world experts.  It’s such a rational thing to do–to give more gravity to the claims of experts over ignoramuses–and raises the question of, if you’re not listening to the world experts, who the hell are you listening to, and why?  Who on earth could possibly be more qualified to speak on such issues than those that are the most qualified–the scientists in the field?  This type of straight thinking is such a rarity among right wingers that it is worthy of some press.  Rick Perry’s comments regarding science, on the other hand, reflect the epitome of the Republican party.