Wingin’ It Panelists Debate Romney Gaffe and Creationism In Schools
Today on “Mornings With Ken and Bernie” our “Wingin’ It Wednesday” panelists Carrol Ross, Mike Stagg, and Warren Claude battled it out on a variety of hot-button topics.
Here’s what the panel had to say:
1. Lafayette Consolidated Government has a $32 million problem with misallocated funds. How do you think Lafayette can solve this issue?
Mike Stagg argued,
It should be up to the City of Lafayette whether we continue to carry this parish.
Carol Ross interjected,
We either need an Inspector General or a Forensic Auditor for all finances.
Warren Claude asked:
Why do we always need to bring in someone from outside to do what we should be doing already?
2. The State of Louisiana’s voucher system seems to be on a collision course with ‘creationism’. Do you think the State can circumvent the teaching of creationism in parochial schools that have voucher students? How do you think the State will handle the problem?
Warren Claude said:
It’s all hullabaloo about nothing. It doesn’t need to be legislated one way or another.
In the Landmark ruling Edwards v. Agulard (1987) the US Supreme Court held that the state of Louisiana’s Creationism Act was unconstitutional, prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools, except when accompanied by instruction and creation science. I don’t know how this will play out with vouchers. I’ll just be an innocent bystander in this battle.
Mike Stagg responded:
It’s a scam. It’s a political stunt to advance Bobby Jindal’s political aspirations.
3. Mitt Romney’s travels this week have produced a gaffe that has resulted in the Palestinians claiming racism on the part of the presumptive Republican candidate. Do you think this will have any effect on the election?
He did better with the Palestinians than with the English. Everywhere he went he stuck his foot in his mouth.
Carol Ross argued:
One man’s gaffe is another mans truth.
(Romney) answered like a technocrat, not a politician.
Now it’s your turn to weight in on today’s Wingin’ It Wednesday topics. Who got it right, who got it wrong, and who was way off? Let us know in the comment section.