SD’s Native American Day
It was just May 30th, 2008, that 22 SD tribal leaders endorsed Senator Clinton. The Argus argreed with that sentiment. Obama was elsewhere, inferring that Clinton was somehow promulgating his assassination, when she discussed RFK’s death.
Tim Giago wrote a piece about Native American Day last year:
(Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, was born, raised and educated on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in the Class of 1991 and founder of The Lakota Times and Indian Country Today newspapers. He founded and was the first president of the Native American Journalists Association. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
An early endorser of Clinton, he looks like he might be a PUMA to me, and has just re-registered as an independent.
So it is an interesting touchstone, portent or whatever, that the Pine Ridge Reservation recently resurfaced in Bud White’s interview of Thurston Clarke, regarding his book entitled: “The Last Campaign” about RFK. If you have never tried a podcast, here is a perfect chance. They take a little while on dial up, but are very worth the time.
The history of RFK brings the cycle back full circle to Pine Ridge, what the historian Clinton knew about SD, and Obama turned against her as a blunt race card. If he were truly in the Kennedy mold, he would have not done it.
For the rest of you, Happy Columbus Day!
Or if you’re Canadian, Happy Thanksgiving!
Or, for another viewpoint, check out sm77’s HERE.
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