Huntsman responds to Perry: I believe in evolution, call me crazy
Former Ambassador to China and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman appeared to be the only benefactor to a New Hampshire exchange between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a small boy, which was prompted by the boy’s mother.
“I hear your mom is asking about evolution and, you know, it’s a theory that’s out there, and its got some gaps in it,” Perry said. “In Texas we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools.”
A woman, presumably the mother, is then overheard telling the boy to “ask him why he doesn’t believe in science.”
Perry continues, “Because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.”
Watch the exchange in this video clip:
Shortly after clips of the Portsmouth, N.H. meeting began making the Internet rounds, Huntsman became in involved by tweeting, “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
Image has not been found. URL: http://media.iowaindependent.com/huntsman_tweet_evolution-300x71.jpgRoughly 3,000 people re-tweeted Huntsman’s statement and, roughly an hour after his original tweet, he added, “Lots of new followers … If you want to learn more about or support our campaign of serious solutions go to jon2012.us/pmWG6D”
One hour later Huntman took to the twitter once again to proclaim his like of an American musician fans knew as Captain Beefheart, who died in December 2010.
“I wonder if a tweet where I admit how much I like Captain Beefheart will make the followers skyrocket even more!” tweeted Huntsman, linking to a YouTube video of the Captain and his Magic Band playing their song “Electricity” on a beach. It likely did, since hundreds more of his followers re-tweeted the missive.