Not this again...

In South Carolina, things were mostly quiet after last year’s election and defeat of creationist candidate for state superintendent of education Karen Floyd, and the defeat of the pro-creationism language that the Discovery Institute tried to worm into the curriculum standards.

But you knew they wouldn’t give up. Now a young-earth creationist named Kristin Maguire has been elected as the chairperson of the State Board of Education. Her qualifications? She home-schooled her four children. And that’s it.

The South Carolinians for Science Education blog has more on this, both about Maguire’s election and about a new assault on the textbook selection process. Best stock up on the headache medicine now. It’s going to be a long 2008.