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"インテリジェントデザインを支持する"というブッシュ大統領の発言は、Washington Postが2005年8月2日付で掲載した2005年8月1日のブッシュ大統領のラウンドテーブルインタビューのTranscriptにある。このTranscriptそのものはホワイトハウス当局が作成したものである:
Tuesday, August 2, 2005; 12:04 PM

Here is the full text of the roundtable interview of President Bush by reporters from Texas newspapers on August 1, 2005, in the Roosevelt Room. The transcript was prepared by White House officials but not released immediately. For more information, see today's White House Briefing column by Dan Froomkin.
[ Transcript of Roundtable Interview 1/5 ]

Q I wanted to ask you about the -- what seems to be a growing debate over evolution versus intelligent design. What are your personal views on that, and do you think both should be taught in public schools?


THE PRESIDENT: I think -- as I said, harking back to my days as my governor -- both you and Herman are doing a fine job of dragging me back to the past. (Laughter.) Then, I said that, first of all, that decision should be made to local school districts, but I felt like both sides ought to be properly taught.


Q Both sides should be properly taught?


THE PRESIDENT: Yes, people -- so people can understand what the debate is about.


Q So the answer accepts the validity of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution?


THE PRESIDENT: I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought, and I'm not suggesting -- you're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.



ところが、The Associated Pressは記事タイトル「ブッシュ:学校はインテリジェントデザインを教えるべき -- 生徒は進化論とともに学ぶべきと発言」で、ブッシュ大統領が弱めた表現を、あっさり吹き飛ばしてしまった:
Bush: Schools should teach intelligent design
Students should learn about it along with evolution, he says
Updated: 11:07 p.m. ET Aug. 1, 2005

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss “intelligent design” alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.
“I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,” Bush said. “You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.”


そして、あとは袋叩き。とはいっても、大統領インタビューの受け答えだし、反進化論運動の進化形態のひとつTeach the Controversyを推奨する発言なので、批判されてしかるべきではある。


また、Kitzmiller対Dover学区教育委員会裁判の判決が出た2005年12月20日のホワイトハウスの Scott McClellanの記者会見 で:
Q On the ruling about intelligent design in Pennsylvania, does the President think that ruling should be challenged? Does he have any thoughts on it?


MR. McCLELLAN: Well, we weren't a party to the case, so -- and we're not going to comment about the specific legal decision. But I think that the President has made his views very clear. The President has said that such decisions should be made by local school districts. He's long held that belief and he's long stated that belief. The President has also said that he believes students ought to be exposed to different theories and ideas so that they can fully understand what the debate is about.


この受け答えは判決前の 2005年10月6日付のMcCLELLANの記者会見 でも同じ:
Q How does the President stand on the issue of evolution versus intelligent design?

MR. McCLELLAN: He stands where he stood before, that he believes that students ought to be exposed to different theories.