The Texas gubernatorial race is warming up to the inevitable with Gov. Rick Perry trying to re-stablish himself with the state’s far right wing religious base:

… Perry, a Republican who has made outreach to Christian conservatives a theme of his gubernatorial portfolio, thinks Texas public school students should be taught intelligent design along with evolutionary theory, his office said Thursday.

It’s in Perry’s best interest to introduce red herring topics like ID now in an effort to avoid discussion of his tenure as governor.

Austin blogger Paul Ferguson also points to the issue, and effectively sums up many Texans’ position on the matter: Oh, shit — here we go again.

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