Hillary Clinton Bested by the Crocodile Hunter’s Teenage Progeny

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By Maria Fotopoulos

Maria is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow who focuses on the impacts of growth on biodiversity. Find her on Twitter | in | FB.

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February 20, 2013

Denial about overpopulation's negative consequences extends all the way to the U.S. Secretary of State, the highest ranking appointed official in the Executive Branch.

This story received quite a bit of media attention before Hillary Clinton recently departed her position, but it’s worth re-sharing:

Briefly, the 14-year-old daughter of Australian Steve Irwin, who before his premature death achieved fame as the “The Crocodile Hunter,” had been asked to submit an essay for Clinton’s e-journal. Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, is quite a celebrity in her own right. The topic was why she’d chosen to work in wildlife conservation.

Bindi’s reasons for working in conservation center around what she sees as the vital issue of human overpopulation.

Read Bindi’s original essay submission here.

Apparently, Bindi’s essay failed the politically correct parameters set by, if not Hillary herself, then her staff. And here’s how Bindi’s essay morphed after some heavy-handed red ink. Bindi did not approve the edited version.

It’s astounding that a teenage girl can more thoroughly grasp overpopulation’s dire consequences than Clinton, a graduate of Wellesley College and the Yale Law School. More likely, however, Clinton, her Cabinet peers and Congress “get it” but choose instead to whitewash overpopulation’s gravity.

But the upside is that because of the editing hack job, Bindi’s ideas have received more attention than they would have if the piece had simply run in Clinton’s e-journal.

So, good on ya, Bindi!

 

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