Several folks have been having fun the last few weeks looking at the wild and crazy (OK, way more crazy than wild) stuff Republican state parties put in their platforms.
Minnesota, where all the children are above average, has one party that wants to require that the state spend the same amount on gifted children as it does on special-needs kids—totally ignoring the fact that many special-needs kids ... well, have special needs that cost more. The Minnesota GOP also supports teaching of “creation science” and opposes any teaching about sex—except abstinence. So how do you explain to Minneapolis high schoolers what then-GOP senator Larry Craig was doing in their airport men’s room?
And then there's the brutal honesty of the Texas Republicans ... Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools." Makes sense. It's so much harder to decieve folks with critical thinking skills.
Idaho Republicans want to return to the gold standard. Maine GOPers want to "return to the principles of Austrian economics" and "make public the declaration of war (Jihad), made against the U.S. on 23 Feb 1998."
What about the Alabama Republican Party Platform? Surely our Republicans will rank high in crazy ideas.
Sorry. Crickets. The AL-GOP Platform link just promises "Information coming soon."
Seems our Republicans are laying down on the job.
Are they just slow?
Afraid their platform will also be mocked and ridiculed if they make it public?
Waiting for ALEC to send it?
Or maybe the GOP Central Committee hasn't approved the craziness yet?
C'mon guys, get a move on. Your audience is waiting ... impatiently.
(By the way, the Principles of the Alabama Democratic Party can be found here.)