Dover, PA school board member Heather Geesey didn't bother to research intelligent design before voting in favor of it, because two other board members assured her it was a "scientific thing," and anyway it wasn't her job to research intelligent design because she didn't serve on the curriculum committee. It gets better. According to the Dover School Board's website Ms. Geesey is the School Board's Vice President -- which the aforementioned Philadelphia Inquirer article fails to mention.
Those of you who are served (and how!) by the Dover school board may at the very least want to remind Ms. Geesey (whose email address can be found at the aforementioned site) that it is in fact her job to research the things she votes upon, regardless of what committee she's on or isn't on, and that it in fact is more incumbent upon her to research the things she votes upon since she has assumed a mantle of leadership. I demand this of myself as a voter and a citizen; why would I ask less of a representative?
"It wasn't my job." Really. Only a selfish and decadent culture would tolerate such whining. And America is not a selfish and decadent culture, is it? Well?
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