One thing that strikes me (in addition to Akin's retrograde views on women): "freeing up poor parents to send their kids to church schools." I take it by this Ms. Parker means vouchers. Now, I am opposed to vouchers for a couple of reasons--government support for religious instruction, and draining money from the public schools--but I also have to wonder why conservatives love the idea so much. They seem to be so opposed to government in general--why are they willing to take government funds to send their kids to private schools? Shouldn't private charity, scholarships, etc., take care of this, in keeping with the conservative anti-government ideology?