Friday, June 30, 2006

The Kansas Evolution Election: Yet another candidate from the religious right goes into stealth mode

My liberal Kansas colleagues have posted some interesting information about the continuing campaign to overthrow our state Board of Education -- a political body that wants to downplay evolution and focus the spotlight on the creationism wannabe, intelligent design.

Red State Rabble reports that Democrat Jesse Hall is running in stealth mode to unseat moderate Janet Waugh in Johnson County.

If Hall succeeds, she wouldn't be the first member of the religious right to win office by pretence. In 2002, Iris Van Meter won her seat after making no public appearances or public statements and then proceeded to vote a straight religious right agenda. However, she did get support from churches and a rather nasty mailing.

Thoughts From Kansas has some, well, thoughts on this here and more on fundraising for the right candidates here.

For more information on how you can help bring sanity back to the Kansas Board of Education check out the Mainstream Coalition, Families United for Public Education and the Kansas Alliance for Education.

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