Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Good News For Kansas, Bad News For FSM

In Kansas we have sort of a good news, bad news situation. The good news is that in the State Board of Education election yesterday, the crazies that don't believe in evolution lost control of the board. Previously, they held a six to four advantage, now they have a four to six disadvantage.

This is a prime example of the coming so called conservative crack-up, where the pro-business wing of the republican party fights back against religious conservatives. These weren't Democrats that ousted the anti-evolutionaries, they were moderate republicans. In fact, nobody running in yesterday's primaries faces a serious challenge in November.

Moderate republicans in Kansas have been fighting for their political life for awhile now, and they needed strongly to rebuke the social conservatives to maintain their viability. Several of them have left for the Democratic party, including a former republican state party chair, who is running for Lt. Governor with Kathleen Sebelius. A lot of moderate republicans are ashamed at the mockery the state has had to endure which brings us to the bad news.

Today is a very bad day for the practice of mockery. I can't count the number of Flying Spaghetti Monster stories I rolled around on the floor laughing at, the rise of which was brought on by the social cons taking the board hostage. I guess you have to take the bad with the good.

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