The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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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."

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Company You Keep

Oklahoma elected officials, including Governor Brad Henry and Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins are scrambling to distance themselves from Cherokee Principal Chief Chad Smith after the NAACP expressed outrage that they were planning to attend a Smith fundraiser. Smith, meanwhile, is scrambling to distance himself from the anti-Freedmen vote. In the immortal words of Senator Barbara Boxer, "Elections have consequences."

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