The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Sunday, August 27, 2006

John Cornyn: Stooge, Goon or Flunky?

From the Somervell County Salon. When Senator John Cornyn (who was then Attorney General) shut down casinos operated by the Alabama-Coushatta and Tigua Tribes, was he doing so as a political stooge of Jack Abramoff, a goon for the Bush Campaign angry at the tribes for supporting Garry Mauro in 1998, or as a flunky of out-of-state gambling interests (thus betraying his own state)?

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