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."

Friday, September 07, 2007


...Chief Smith's rousing "State of the Nation" Address did not have the desired effect, as the House voted yesterday 333-75 to cut funding to the Cherokee Nation. The only bright spot was the adoption of an amendment by Cong. Dan Boren that would delay the cuts while the case makes its way through Federal court.

Meanwhile, Chief George Wickliffe of the UKB dissects the slick propaganda leaflets distributed by the hundreds if not thousands at the recent Cherokee National Holiday.

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