One of the Great Mysteries

One of the names being run up the flagpole for the recently vacated position of Savior of the Republican party is Florida’s junior senator Marco Rubio.

Here he is in Esquire twisting himself into a creationist pretzel to avoid offending the dunderheads:

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.

Think about it — this is a political party that requires as the cost of admission that its leaders pretend not to know how old the earth is. Enjoy your time wandering in the desert.

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4 Responses to One of the Great Mysteries

  1. Awesome. And we all know that the earth is exactly 47 weeks old, so… there you go…

  2. Now what kind of desert are we wandering in… I want pie.

  3. pt dismal says:

    a good politician answer–he was only asked how old he thought the earth was. he was not asked to prove how old it is, yet he responded as if this were the question. maybe all interviews with politicians should be multiple choice, with no “all of the above” option.

    ptd

  4. “7 actual eras” is my favorite part.

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