Remember, she was appearing at a small, very Republican business group -- they cheer on the tape when she talks of her Sarah Palin endorsement -- and couldn't have anticipated being confronted on the topics she was quizzed on. Also, she had no idea she was being recorded.
You can read all about that over at AOL News and you can listen to the FULL tape, the gay-marriage part or the evolution segments by clicking on those links. Also, right-click to download same.
At first, I did think that this response regarding teaching evolution in schools was a little startling. Here's what she said:
Certainly, that's outrageous to anyone who cares about science or who doesn't view creation as a theory but a religious belief. And I did obtain this response from Jon Summers, Harry Reid's campaign spokesman. I didn't use it in the AOL piece because I went a different direction with it, but here's Summers' answer:
Meanwhile, there was something else on the audio that was of local interest but not national relevance, which was Angle's claims regarding negotiations with Reid on possible debates. On the tape, she said:
Summers' response on behalf of Reid:
I went back to Jerry Stacy, Angle's press secretary, to respond to that. Here's what he wrote me back:
And round and round it goes.