to have gas

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Sep 19 14:44:13 UTC 2011

At 9/19/2011 09:55 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Gov. Perry, asked whether he believes in evolution:
>"It's a theory that's out there, and it's got some gas."

And in Texas, they know where natural gas comes from.  (No, I don't
mean the seat of learning of Texas Republican politicians, I mean the
buried remains of long-extinct organisms.)


>Period. Now, if he'd said, "...and it's got legs," that might imply a
>slightly more favorable opinion.
>Jon Huntsman, whose economic plan has been endorsed by the WSJ and who
>therefore appeals to 2% of Republicans, actually went so far as to say that
>"The Republican Party cannot win by running away from science."
>So you know where he stands. I think.
>"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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