Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) is leading by a nose:
- Pat Robertson
- Robert Tilton
- Jesse Jackson
- Don Miller (added recently)
Bonus – Uh Oh! Extremely knowledgeable political analyst Matt ‘America’s fighting class‘ Damon doesn’t know much about Sarah Palin – but compares her life to a bad Disney story:
I want to know if Matt Damon knows what a book is? How about a website? He could try FactCheck.org to start, who completely pwned this ludicrous notion that Palin banned books, among others:
Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.
She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a “What if?” question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin’s first term.
She was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group that wants Alaskans to vote on whether they wish to secede from the United States. She’s been registered as a Republican since May 1982.
Palin never endorsed or supported Pat Buchanan for president. She once wore a Buchanan button as a “courtesy” when he visited Wasilla, but shortly afterward she was appointed to co-chair of the campaign of Steve Forbes in the state.
Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”
Man – that was really difficult Matt. It almost took longer to run a google search on that information, than your whole scary-disney-dead-mccain-book-banner-dinosaurs quote there. And there’s good news: you don’t have to poop your pants in fear – Here’s a book about Sarah (and, ooooh boy – it’s even illustrated).
You know what else I was wondering Matt? Since you bring up some really important political issues like dinosaurs – I was wondering if you find science’s empirical method of knowledge-acquisition reliable and logically justified? For instance, Matt – can you show empirically that knowledge can be acquired through sense experience? Have you shown that a physical world exists and that our perceptions of it can be trusted, or are you simply assuming empiricism without justification?