By The Closest Of Margins, Texas Escapes National Ridicule
The Duke of Wellington famously called Waterloo "a close-run thing," but he ain't got nothing on Texas' battle to escape being a laughingstock.
Thanks to a 7-7 vote, the State Board of Education rejected the infamous "strengths and weaknesses" curriculum that called for schools to make sure that God knows that evolution is a pointy-headed sham.
One of those who voted against the proposal had to do so via videoconference; she had heart surgery last month.
A final vote on the proposal is scheduled for tomorrow, but it's not expected to change the outcome.
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In fact, one opponent who couldn't vote today is expected to vote Friday, so it might just be an actual majority vote against the "evolution is a fraud" crowd.
Looks like the SBOE has evolved some itself.
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