U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Saturday that he doesn't believe that intelligent design belongs in the science classroom.What could have changed Santorum's tiny little mind? What do you think happened recently that made the Pennsylvania senator nervous about supporting ID in the science classroom? (cough, cough, Dover, cough, election)
Santorum's comments to The [Beaver County Times & Allegheny County] Times are a shift from his position of several years ago, when he wrote in a Washington Times editorial that intelligent design is a "legitimate scientific theory that should be taught in the classroom."
All kidding aside, if a school board election in small PA town can make a right-wing Christian zealot like Rick Santorum stop supporting ID in public school science classrooms we might have a decent shot at keeping this country from being totally overrun by fundies after all.