1/2 of GOP Candidates for Governor of Maine Would Put Creationism in Public Schools
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?