This really doesn't surprised me. Not since I live in a state where the state supreme court has recently decided that citizens don't have the right to resist the police even when the police are engaging in illegal activities--like forcing their way into your home without consent, search warrant or probable cause. Despotism is most definitely on the march in the land of the (now un-) free.
Crooks & Liars has another excellent entry in the 'skewed Republican values' file. I don't think I can adequately express my disgust. I can understand questioning the education system and reforming it where necessary but not in cutting the education budget and then shifting the money to formula 1 racing!!!