While a growing number of people and media outlets, Gambit Weekly included, want Gov. Jindal to veto the proposed legislative pay raise, thats not the only bill that should be struck down. Jindals pen is getting rusty, and if he wants to warm it up for the squashing of the Legislatures windfall, then SB 733, Louisiana Science Education Act (aka Sneaking the Bible into Biology Class) would be a great place to start
As previously noted, this legislation is a veiled attempt to bring Creationisms latest incarnation, Intelligent Design, into Louisianas classrooms. Just as the Legislature left the pay raise question up to Jindal, theyre leaving the question of science up to the man who majored in biology at Brown University and graduated with honors. In case Gov. Jindal doesnt know how other states have dealt with this issue, he could always consult with Pennsylvanias U.S. District and find out why the Discovery Institutes idea of science belongs in comic books and not text books. And if thats not enough evidence for our governor, he could look at this, this and this, and, most of all, remember this.
Quick question: If Jindal doesnt veto this bill, should he return his degree to Brown?