In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Bush essentially endorsed efforts by Christian conservatives to give intelligent design equal standing with the theory of evolution in the nation's schools...However:
Bush compared the current debate to earlier disputes over "creationism," a related view that adheres more closely to biblical explanations. As governor of Texas, Bush said students should be exposed to both creationism and evolution.
On Monday the president said he favors the same approach for intelligent design "so people can understand what the debate is about."
Bush didn't seem eager to talk about the topic.The reason why my title isn't "brainless."
I'm momentarily happy the federal government isn't more heavily involved in education.
EPIMETHIC: Of course, getting students to "understand what the debate is about," i.e. that it is a fight of good science and religiously-driven pseudoscience, would be good if only kids got a solid basic understanding of evolution. But this doesn't always happen.