Rick Perry, talking about evolution to a child:
"I hear your mom was asking about evolution," Perry told the boy. "That's a theory that is out there - and it's got some gaps in it." He added: "In Texas we teach both Creationism and Evolution in our public schools — because I figure you're smart enough to figure out which one is right*."
Rick Perry, on climate change:
I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. I think we’re seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. Yes, our climates change. They’ve been changing ever since the earth was formed. But I do not buy into, that a group of scientists, who in some cases were found to be manipulating this data.
Jon Huntsman, yesterday on Twitter:
And that is why Jon Huntsman will never win the Republican presidential nomination.
* Usually, I'm fine with letting these go without comment, because they're just so fucking stupid that they don't need any refutation, but this one fucking blows my mind: CHILDREN ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO FIGURE THINGS OUT FOR THEMSELVES. That's why we have SCHOOLS, where ADULTS explain FACTS to CHILDREN. Fuck!