Former University of Washington and newly drafted Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes is going to fit in just fine in his new home. Hawes is a hardcore conservative, and should feel at home with Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most prominent Republican Governors leading the state. In fact, Hawes said he "loves" him.
But Conservative status aside, there's one major disagreement between Hawes and the Governator. And that would be global warming. Hawes took up the subject during a public debate class he took during his yearlong stay at UW.
In it, he said, he denied the entire existence -- and human cause -- of global warming. When asked for his take on Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, Hawes said, "It's one big lie. I talked about that in my opening speech -- it's the media's liberal overexaggeration of just about everything."People can certainly believe whatever they choose to. But perhaps Hawes should have taken some more science classes during his brief tenure at UW. I can see this dyed-in-the-wool Conservative being a fan favorite from the beginning in Arco Arena. It's a match made in heaven.
Has Hawes stopped to think that maybe debate is his true calling? He can start off his rookie season by sparring off with Al Gore. Now that's something I'd like to see.
(HT: TNR's The Plank)