But state schools chief O'Connell said intelligent design is "not an issue in California. It just hasn't come up."
When told about teachers avoiding the e-word, O'Connell said, "That's really regrettable."
"What (Bush) is doing is divisive, something to take people's attention away from all the other things going on with schools," he said.
"Why isn't he talking about funding issues, or class size or," O'Connell said, pausing, "Do you want me to go on?"
Monday, August 08, 2005
"I'm a Uniter, not a Divider"
Or is he. Here are, perhaps, the best sentences regarding the point that W was trying to make chiming in on the whole flap about "intelligent" design v. evolution thus far: