We all remember how horrified Malkin and Donohue were that Edwards had bloggers on his team that made references to "Christofascists" and other statements that offended their delicate sensibilities. Here we have a self-professed Christian advocating murder. Will his boss, presidential contender (such as it is) Duncan Hunter be held accountable for that?
John Amato: I'm waiting for Wolf Blitzer's "Breaking News" on this any minute now....I'm still waiting....I'm still waiting
In 1997, shortly after I finished grad school, I started working at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. My very first project, literally in my first week, dealt with a Republican member of South Carolina's Board of Education, who wanted to impose Christianity on public school students. When one of his colleagues on the board alluded to concerns about religious minorities in the state, this board member said, on tape, "Screw the Buddhists and kill the Muslims. And put that in the minutes." (emphasis added)
The guy's name was Henry Jordan. I got to work trying to force his resignation, but to no avail. I helped drum up some media interest, but the GOP establishment in South Carolina stood by Jordan, the response from local voters was tepid, and he kept his job looking out for the educational needs of children.
This week, my old friend Jordan got a new political gig.
Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter on Thursday named ... former state Rep. Tom Marchant and Dr. Henry Jordan campaign co-chairmen. Jordan made headlines nearly a decade ago for his disparaging comments about Muslims and Buddhists.
An unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor both in 1996 and last year, Jordan said in May that science does not support Darwin's theory that man evolved from monkeys. He said students should learn "intelligent design" along with evolution. "I mean you've got to be stupid to believe in evolution, I mean really," he told The Associated Press then.
Duncan called Jordan "a great, conservative Republican leader" who agrees with him on strengthening the border, national defense and protecting jobs from going overseas.
Roger adds: "Later this month, Hunter will provide wooden crosses and lighter fluid to all registered Republican voters in South Carolina."