Raymond Shaw Reagan Dunn is the “rising star” of the KC GOP, their horizon looks awfully dim… as does Shaw Dunn in his 2-minute stint on the Seattle Channel’s 2005 Primary Election Video Voter’s Guide. Shaw’s Dunn’s clip starts at about minute 37:40, and includes this curiously worded statement about the extremes he’s willing to go to reform King County government:
I was involved in the investigation and prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, also known as the 20th hijacker on September 11th… it was a hard working group, dedicated to a single purpose, and its the kind of effort we need to help reform and fix King County government.
Um… I assume
Shaw Dunn meant to refer to the prosecutors, not the hijackers as a model for reforming King County government, but that’s not the way it came out on the video. (Though I suppose he has more than a few constituents who wouldn’t mind seeing a jetliner slam into the Ron Sims’ office at the King County Courthouse.)
But that wasn’t his worse flub. Thirty seconds later
Shaw Dunn stumbles over a classic bit of speechifying that makes George Walker Bush sound like William Jennings Bryan:
Everywhere you look there is waste. It drives up our property values and makes our taxes more congested.
I couldn’t agree more. That is, if I could understand what the fuck he was trying to say.
Shaw Dunn is still a political novice, so misstatements like these are to be expected. But my understanding is that each candidate got four takes… and if this is the best of the four then he’s in need of some serious media training. Either that, or his lack of preparation (I mean really… how hard is it to memorize a two minute statement?) suggests he really doesn’t have his heart in this race. And why should he? With a powerful mamma like Eleanor Prentice Shaw Jennifer Dunn, King County Council must seem like an awfully low place to start his political career.
Or end it.