During her race for King County Executive, Susan Hutchison has pulled a series of surprises out of her hat. Surprises whose creativity seemed to match, tit for tat, the utter depravity of Dow Constantine’s media base. The strategy seems to be working.
In order to protect herself, apparently, from the vulgarity of the attacks by the left Susan revealed that:
She is not a Republican;
She is not a fiscal Conservative;
But that she does support Gay Marriage by Euphemism and she is the darling of the Republican Party’s tax-and-spend, pro-abortion, gay rights, pro illegal immigration amnesty, far LEFT: Dan Evans, Ralph Munro, Mike Sotelo, Rob McKenna, etc. whose endorsements she carries, along with that of numerous Democrats.
Sunday (10/18/’09) in an article purporting to analyze her 2½ years of leadership (as chair) of the Seattle Symphony, she quietly dropped another bomb (as if the Gay Marriage thing were not enough).
Hidden about 1,539 words into an article I’m guessing only political addicts slogged that far through, Seattle Times reporter Bob Young recounts: “…Hutchison says she’s not a creationist and notes that her work at Simonyi Fund supports science related to evolution.”
She placed that home-made device and then walked casually away… like Ted Kaczynski or Mark Hoffman (the little Mormon apostate) might have done in 1985.
“…not a creationist.”
Now, the political effect intended by the little explosive was to disarm a whale-sized cult of sworn Hutchison-assassins: the school of science-challenged atheist believers who have never studied the contrary evidence and take it that “Evolution” is a “fact,” on their faith alone. That rabid, godless, priesthood foams at the mouth when they hear the word “creation” and hurls epithets at the straw men they are so enthusiastic to burn at the stake.
But the shrapnel from Susan’s artillery may blow in more than one direction.
King County’s Atheist Cult
The fanatic devotees of Evolution Religion are, in the darkest holes of our nation’s liberalism, kept willfully ignorant; having almost no knowledge of what Creation Science is, or has to say, on the subject of Origins. They work very hard at keeping public school children ignorant of the facts. They are so deeply indoctrinated they are almost completely incapable of separating theory from data on the subject. And the early campaign spearheaded by the PI and The Stranger, to convict Susan of the evils of Christianity, included the indictment that she believed the Biblical claim that God created the world.
The cruel, spectacled, communist monks who know, absolutely (without any evidence of any kind) that God does not exist (and deny actual evidence on the strength of that faith) went into overdrive. The sky was falling! A non-believer, they feared, might become their next County Executive!
A Christian in power, they thought, would begin the pogroms against atheists that they, themselves, would pursue against Christians if they could.
The Stranger literally called it “frightening.” Imagine. Someone with the same religious beliefs as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan or Mother Teresa running King County! Earthquakes and Floods! Fire in the sky, the moon turned to blood, Leprosy and Black Death! Save us Dark Lord!
And Susan’s Campaign, having bitten off the most difficult political office in Washington State for a sane person to win (other than Seattle Mayor) decided to respond with the series of fireside denials.
It is early. The cock has not yet crowed. But it is clear the endgame is afoot.
This election began as Susan Hutchison’s to lose. Susan brought to the table an enormous residual of good will as the News Anchor who for twenty years had been so pleasant for voters to invite into their living rooms every evening. It was more than name recognition. People knew her personally. She is, in addition, a woman so charming and engagingly articulate that, based solely on her skills, it would be easy to see her as the first woman President, and that assessment is not mine alone.
Nevertheless, the intellectual struggle that defines the race has, now, been reduced to a simple dialogue:
Susan: “I’ll solve the County’s problems”
Chairman Dow: “But I am the one with the experience!”
Susan: “Your experience IS the problem”
The Cult: “But You’re a REPUBLICAN.”
Susan: “No. I’m Not.”
The Cult: “But you’re a conservative”
Susan: “No. I’m Not.”
The Cult: “But you oppose Gay Marriage!”
Susan: “No. I don’t.”
The Cult: “But you believe the BIBLE!”
Susan: “No. I don’t”
The question is whether the explosives the Hutichison campaign has used, to derail the train of the radical left, will create blow-back damaging what was thought to be her base.
What will those people say who thought she was a Republican?
A fiscal conservative?
A social conservative?
That she’s just trying to win.