Stupid White Man of the Week: Ed Butcher
This week's coveted SWMW award goes to Montana State Rep. Ed Butcher (R-Winifred) who referred to State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, who is also a member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribal Council, as "chief" and asked if his gavel could be used as a "war club." Back in 2002, at a town hall meeting, Butcher described reservations as "ghettos" and opined “They’re [Indians] unwilling or incapable of working like normal outside people do.” But just saying something stupid and offensive doesn't get you a SWMW Award, oh no. People say stupid things all the time, after all. Some of them are even President of the United States. No, this award goes to Butcher for the brilliant defense he gave of his remarks regarding Windy Boy:
Butcher said if he intended to say something disparaging about American Indians, “I would have come up with something (worse) than that.”
Instead of, say, just apologizing and moving on, which is why former candidate and now Congressman Steve Kagen didn't get an award.
Hat Tip (and salute) to Jesus' General.
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