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View Diary: Dear Marco Rubio, the age of the Earth is not in "Dispute" (277 comments)

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  •  Agree that it was a combo of pandering & ignorance (1+ / 0-)
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    Rubio's answer reminded me of George W. Bush's famous debate claim that Jesus was his "favorite political philosopher." When you aren't quite sure what "philosopher" means, would have trouble even naming a political philosopher, much less choosing a favorite, and certainly would be unable to describe any philosopher's teaching, grabbing the religious lifeline is the best bet. Just say, "Jesus!" and you have cover. No one can call you a boob without potentially offending the hyperfaithful. So, if you get a question calling for a factual answer that you do not know, referring to the Bible is shrewder than simply punting.

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