Sara Palin said today in HER FIRST POLICY SPEECH (wtf...it's almost over already...another subject) that funding Autism and Special Needs research was a priority of hers. In the same moment, she gave examples of wasted earmark money that could fund her cause, such as FRUIT FLY RESEARCH.
It is painfully evident she has never had a scientific advisor, and has a mental midgit writing her speeches.http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/24/palin-fruit-flies/
The discovery, made in Drosophila fruit flies may lead to advances in understanding autism spectrum disorders, as recently, human neurexins have been identified as a genetic risk factor for autism.
The study of fruit flies has also been used for other autism research and “revolutionize[d]” the study of birth defects.
Lets forget for a moment that this is her first policy speech and the election is almost over.
Lets forget that McCain wants to put a spending freeze on everything except veteran and national defense.
Aside from those two mind blasting topics, it is embarassing to the republican party that they have hoisted such an imbecile to one of the most visible jobs in the world. She is so educationally bankrupt she cant even possibly imagine how research on anything other than humans could help humans.
Fruit flies dont have DNA. Fruit flies don't have cells. JESUS CHRIST!!