The Santos motorcade pulls up at another campaign event. As Santos exits, there's plenty of cheering, with some booing mixed in. Some of the bystanders are holding anti-intelligent design signs. Which is not to say the protesters believe in stupid design -- I think they're anti-design in general. (Except, of course, for the affordable design you can get at Target -- nobody's against that.) There is no fucking way these protesters were mobilized this quickly. It's just not possible. ["Hey, don't discount the power of all those pinkos over at Move On." -- Wing Chun] Ned tells Jed that "the Governor" is waiting inside for Santos. Don't get too excited -- we won't be seeing Governor Bundy tonight. Josh tells Ned to make sure there are no reporters in the "parent-teacher roundtable." Josh also tells Lou that, after the roundtable, he wants to put out a statement clarifying Santos's earlier comment. Josh thinks they need to distance themselves from any religious issue, but Lou disagrees: "He's not going to use Medicaid for communion wafers." No, you'd use food stamps for those. She continues, "He said he believes in God, as did Abe Lincoln and George Washington." Lou think that since "the Republicans have nominated a pro-choice and by all accounts anti-God candidate for the first time in history, [the Democrats] have a chance to reach into their base and win back religious voters." I think that many religious voters are already voting for Democrats. The group she actually means (i.e., the religious right wing) is never going to vote for a Democrat -- but they might decide that voting for the Republican isn't really worth it either. Santos catches up with them, and Josh tells him to stay on message: "Someone asks you a question on intelligent design, and you...?" Santos: "Answer it?" Josh says "no," Lou says "yes." But she's smiling when she says it, so I think she's just trying to yank Josh's chain. Josh tells Santos that groups like the ACLU are already demanding a clarifying statement. Lou tells Santos, "Don't let anyone bait you into using any types of..." Josh: "Words." They give him some examples of the types of words he should not use: "evolution," "Genesis," "monkey trial," "creationism," "school," "prayer," "church," "state." Santos: "Amen."
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