I found his brief comment on it. He’s a politician, after all, so he’s pretty good at avoiding saying anything directly, but he certainly seems comfortable saying publically that he’s not convinced evolution is true, and if you accept that most politicans’ views are a lot more extreme than they present in public, it at least implies he’s as far out of touch on this one as on science issues generally.
And I agree, it is funny how one assumes that a certain set of attitudes should be correlated with another. I grew up around a lot of left-wing Catholics, and I always assumed Catholicism was naturally aligned with the left politically. Then I meet people like L.R. who are devote Catholics and extreme libertarians, and I am shocked. Then I see people like Rocinante and Penn and Teller and get the idea that libertarian and Randian ways of thinking must predispose to skepticism, but you find can find people like L.R. and Ron Paul are libertarians who believe in God over science and AM. Funny how people can so easily make seemingly incompatible ideas fit together in their heads.