John McCain signs on with President Bush's plan to erect a bridge past the 19th century by endorsing the teaching of intelligent design in the nation's public schools. Schools should bring in "all points of view" regarding the origins of the human species, the Arizona senator said--which, we fear, is just the sort of opening Tom Cruise has been waiting for.
By sheer coincidence, McCain appears to be mulling an '08 presidential bid--and Gallup approval figures have him polling strong with Americans of every political leaning except Republican party conservatives, who as the Arizona Daily Star notes, are a "key constituency to prevailing in the Republican primaries."
Translation: He should be calling for the assassination of the president of Brazil any day now. -- HOLLY MARTINS
McCain Sounds Like Presidential Hopeful [Arizona Daily Star]