Democratic Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak, a woman who only won her election because a Libertarian candidate received 6.5 percent of the vote (over 4,800 votes) while her margin over her Republican opponent (and my friend) Lang Sias was only 0.5 percent (332 votes out of 73,000 votes cast), is truly an embarrassment. Not just to the state, not just to the senate, but to anyone anywhere who has any faith that government is not peopled by power-mad, narcissistic mental midgets.
We do have to thank Evie for something: It was her remarks to rape victim Amanda Collins, remarks which were so insensitive, bone-headed, and just wrong, which probably killed the Democrats’ attempt to ban concealed carry of handguns on college campuses. Indeed, her comments were so ridiculous that even the left-leaning Denver Post Editorial Board excoriated Hudak for disrespecting Ms. Collins, who was raped on her college campus in Nevada and had left her handgun at home because, despite having a concealed carry permit, was obeying the school’s gun-free zone rules.
The Post also noted that Hudak now’s now famous line that “the statistics are not on your side” was also a lie, with Hudak bringing up numbers which had absolutely nothing to do with women being attacked by strangers, as was the case with Ms. Collins.
As often seems to be the case with the least intelligent politicians, they are the most interested in demonstrating power, in being legislative bullies. And so it is with Evie Hudak who, in an exchange with Republican State Senator Owen Hill, suggests that if Hill does not know how he wants to vote on an amendment because he has not had sufficient time to discuss it with the committee, he should just flip a coin.
In these days of the Twitterverse, Hudak is playing perfectly into the hash tax #CoinFlipDecisions.
Truly remarkable, and one must hope that Evie Hudak’s remaining political career is as short as possible.