The Lousiana Senate has passed the bogus Academic Freedom bill, and now it sits on Governor and vice presidential contender Bobby Jindal's desk awaiting a sure signature. Let the governor know your displeasure with this scam.
This sets up the first Louisiana school district that allows religious material into a science class, most likely something from the Intelligent Design crew who is behind the bill, for a Doverlike fiasco of a lawsuit. This would be a tragedy, since the cost of the suit will likely fall entirely on the shoulders of the duped school district in question, and not the ID proponents who are ultimately responsible. Our school districts are strapped enough for cash as it is, they certainly don't need this.
In the bigger political picture, this will have interesting implications. If McCain makes Jindal his VP, it will certainly endear him to the fundamentalist base, but it risks alienating the center where this election is going to be won. So far creationism has not sold well in this election.