They say the Republican Party in Maine is pretty darned liberal. But what do the Republican Party candidates for Governor say for themselves? In a televised debate on May 27 2010, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Jennifer Rooks asked each of the GOP candidates for Governor of Maine the following question in the debate’s lightning round:
Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?
Read these candidates’ full responses:
Bruce Poliquin: I believe in being intellectually honest, and it’s very important that our schoolkids get both sides of the story. They should be exposed to all these different issues.
Paul LePage: I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have the better person you are and I believe yes and yes.
Bill Beardsley: I would teach creationism.
Is this a liberal position?