Friday, December 03, 2004


Mark Maynard points to a disturbing election analysis by a writer named Steve Sailer:

Bush carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility (just as he did in 2000), and 25 out of the top 26, with highly unionized Michigan being the one blue exception to the rule...

In sharp contrast, Kerry won the 16 states at the bottom of the list, with the Democrats' anchor states of California (1.65) and New York (1.72) having quite infertile whites.

Sailer makes this point in an article for The American Conservative (subscription only, but it's excerpted here). The AmCon was, of course, co-founded by Pat (David Duke Lite) Buchanan.

Make of this what you will.

Mark also leads us here, where we learn about the "Full Quiver" movement, as well as self-styled "Prairie Muffins," women who see it as their Christian duty to have as many children as possible. Among these (though I'm not sure the Mrs. would call herself a "Prairie Muffin") are Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who are working on their 15th kid. As you read about the Duggars (in a 2001 article, when the juvenile head count was up to only 13), you're almost won over -- they seem tireless, and they're clearly devoted to one another. Then you learn that

The family can all travel together in one vehicle because the family car happens to be a church van, which sports a Bush bumper sticker and another one that says: "Evolution is a Lie: Save America Please."

Oy. The mind reels.

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