We heard Anti-Labor thug Scott Walker’s non-answer to the question of if he “believes” in evolution. Now we get to hear from his former high school science teacher on the matter, and she isn’t happy.
Walker, you’ll recall, dodged a question about his “belief” in evolution when asked by a British journalist while he was in London last week:
I’m going to punt on that one… That’s a question that a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or another.
I detest this sort of maneuver. It’s the ultimate display of cowardice; if you’re going to be a goddamn moron, fly that flag proudly. Stand tall and proclaim your idiocy to the world, don’t act coy about it and hope the rest of us don’t notice that you’re a worthless intellectual caitiff.
Walker, you’ll recall, won the Iowa straw poll and is likely lining up a 2016 bid at the presidency. Since it’s the Party of Stupid he’s running in, Walker knows he can’t seem too intelligent (not to suggest he has that problem), so punting the question was the best of two bad things he could’ve done — the other was answering it.
It turns out I’m not the only one who thinks what Walker did was cowardice, either. Among the list of people who questioned Walker is Ann Serpe, aged 73, who taught Scott Walker while Walker attended Delavan-Darien High School, in Delavan, Wisconsin. Serpe, the former head of the mathematics and science board, said, in an interview, that she would tell Walker to “Answer the question when they ask you! He could have manned up a bit. That’s what I would tell him.”
She remembered that Walker was an advisee in student government, and was a bright, committed participant in class. Walker graduated in 1986. She added that she’s only seen him a few times since, and evolution didn’t come up at all. When asked what Walker would’ve learned in science class, she said:
We taught the theory of evolution, and human evolution, as a prerequisite to understanding biological classification. I went out and looked at my biology textbook just to make sure.
She added that she didn’t know “the dogma of the Baptist church where Scott’s father was the minister, as it concerns evolution. But I do recall that Scott was very accepting of everything in science class. He had a good sense of it.”
Had, of course, is the operative term — and rightfully belongs in the past tense.