The NY Times editors comment on Louisiana’s latest creationist idiocy, supported by Republican governor Bobby Jindal (italics mine):
As a biology major at Brown University, Mr. Jindal must know that evolution is the unchallenged central organizing principle for modern biology. As a rising star on the conservative right, mentioned as a possible running mate for John McCain, Mr. Jindal may have more than science on his mind.
But the NY Times is wrong in one regard. Jindal isn’t doing this because he’s an opportunist, but because he’s nuts: this is a guy who thought an exorcism cured cancer.