I know, politics are not usually the move here. But while GC’s n00b crew, myself included, are doing some late-night mop-up, Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo is introducing the world to a state legislator from Georgia whose outlook on the way the world works makes Carl “Carnosaur 3” Everett look like Stephen Jay Gould:

Georgia State House Rep. Ben Bridges (R)…is now in a bit of trouble for spilling the beans about evolution being the product of a Pharisee Jew conspiracy to bamboozle normal Americans and destroy Christianity.

œIndisputable evidence ” long hidden but now available to everyone ” demonstrates conclusively that so-called ˜secular evolution science™ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ˜creation scenario™ of the Pharisee Religion, reads the letter that went out under Bridges’ name. œThis scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ˜holy book™ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.

It seems that the actual author or analyst, I guess you might say, was a fellow named Marshall Hall, the husband of Bridges campaign manager, Bonnie Hall. Then they sent it out over Bridges’ signature to state legislators in Texas, California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio. And they didn’t stop by letting the cat out of the bag on evolution. They also blew the whistle on all this hokum about the earth revolving around the Sun.

Barnes’ memo pointed fellow state legislators to the information at fixedearth.com which rails against the œa mystic, anti-Christ ˜holy book™ of the Pharisee Sect of Judaism and claims that œthe earth is not rotating ¦ nor is it going around the sun.

Before you call this veteran legislator an ignoramus, consider this: according to his bio, Bridges is a college graduate, okay? Barber College. And he’s been a part of some important, Georgia high school hoops-related “legislation.”