Sizing Up T-Paw

Newsweek interviewed Pawlenty. Ugh:

I believe that God created everything and that he is who he says he was. The Bible says that he created man and woman; it doesn't say that he created an amoeba and then they evolved into man and woman.

It's the obviously crafted formula that tickles the gag reflex. "I believe that God created everything and that he is who he says he was." What can this mean? The God that created anything said what where? I presume the Bible, but you'll note he's learned not to be explicitly sectarian, so it's veiled in literalist, fundamentalist code. Double ugh:

My general view on all of this is that marriage is to be defined as being a union of a man and a woman. 

That's by way of regretting votes to protect gays from discrimination in employment and housing.

It's also implicit opposition to any form of civic recognition, including civil unions or domestic partnerships. Triple ugh:

[Palin] is easily as qualified as Barack Obama. I would argue she's more qualified in terms of leadership, experience, management, and supervisionactually running something. She was a mayor, head of an energy commission, and governor.

She is also a pathological fantasist and more proudly ignorant than any leading politician in modern times. Charles Johnson has more here.