Sarah Palin on Noah's Ark?

I guess Herbie need not ask the almost VP of the USA about creationism? Some were worried about some sort of pastor-by-association syndrome for the eventual winner, so it's unclear why Sarah's churches beliefs came in for so little scrutiny? If she is a pentecostal, as is the church she spent most of her adult life in, then she is a bible literalist. She believes the earth is 6000 years old, that humans encountered dinosaurs, and that Noah's Ark didn't have room for them I guess, hence their extinction. She certainly wants creationism taught in schoools as a serious alternative to evolution.

However much Fox news can't bear to face the reality that she and McCain lost, the danger is they attempt to champion her in a future election. She represents a special and insidious danger... no wonder the Republicans love her, George W with tits. 

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