A couple months ago, I posted about Susan Hutchison, a former news anchor from Seattle, Washington who is running for King County Executive (sort of like a mayor). This is a position that has given rise to future governors of Washington state, so it’s not a seat to be taken lightly.
What was weird was that her bio said the following:
Since leaving KIRO Hutchison has been very, very busy. She has her own consulting business. She is the executive director for the Charles Simonyi Fund for the arts and sciences which among other things, supports the work of atheist Richard Dawkins. She’s also served on the board of the Discovery Institute, which promotes the idea of intelligent design…
So is she for good science or against it? Who knows.
One thing’s for certain: She isn’t a fan of Dawkins. There’s video of her telling a story of Dawkins getting “unglued” as she testifies about how God created everything and how Jesus let us know about him…
A few students made an ad showing the video of her talk, adding in a few dramatic reenactments
I think it makes for a more entertaining campaign ad, to say the least.
She’s obviously conservative — a Sarah Palin in waiting — but in this context, I’m concerned about her views on science.
She doesn’t accept it. That alone should make her unqualified to run for public office.
I don’t care so much about her faith — plenty of Christians accept evolution — but King County residents should publicize her anti-science views as much as possible. Someone ask her how old the Earth is. Ask her why she worked for the Discovery Institute. Ask her what she plans to do for science education in the Seattle (and surrounding) area. Get it on videotape.
There’s plenty of time to make sure Hutchison doesn’t get elected to the position she wants.
(Thanks to Valerie for the link!)