You remember Jon Huntsman, right? The former ambassador under Obama to China, and the one currently trailing most Republican hopefuls; the one who recently chastised the GOP for being increasingly anti-science.
Clearly that went over so well, that he decided that it might not be so bad if he played bitch to Minnesota Palin. That's what we need, an anti-science bitch in charge, with a science-promoting principled GOPer as her bitch.
This is how fucked up GOP politics are. Any sign of preferring science over magic, and you lose the primaries. If you win the primaries, then you have to bring your other face.
Yes, I know he was answering a hypothetical question. My point is that serving under a anti-science wingnut is in no way serving your country.