Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The maverick - just your average, run-of-the-mill wingnut

Eliminating the Department of Education is a staple of the wingnut political diet. After all, an educated public is more difficult to manipulate than a bunch of semi-literate home-schoolers who think Adam rode a brontosaurus to work.

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Greg Sargent notes that in a 1994 interview, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that the U.S. should abolish the Department of Energy and the Department of Education:
FRANK SESNO: Senator McCain, would you favor doing away with the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Energy?

McCAIN: I would certainly favor doing away with the Department of Energy and I think that given the origins of the Department of Education, I would favor doing away with it as well.
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