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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."

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bush Administration Backs Indians!

No, seriously! And against Big Banks even! There's got to be some angle here I'm missing, some way in which supporting the jursidiction of tribal courts somehow makes torture legal or something...

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5 Comments:

Blogger dmarks said...

Well, he has already cut the taxes of Indians (along with everyone else of course), so why not another good turn?

3/24/2008 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

...some way in which supporting the jursidiction of tribal courts somehow makes torture legal or something.

Maybe Bush is planning to render high value suspects to the reservations?

3/24/2008 7:57 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

Kvatch: Oh. This must be how you found my blog! You could be right. "Gitmo" had uncertain (orat least complicated) "is this under US Federal jurisdiction?" status. So do reservation lands.

3/24/2008 8:48 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

"Maybe Bush is planning to render high value suspects to the reservations?"

Just so long as it's Abramoff first...

3/24/2008 10:31 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

I had not thought of the Abramoff scandal in a while.... a bipartisan matter where the main difference between the parties was that the bribe money directed to Democratic congresspeople was more properly (and legally) laundered as campaign donations, as compared to the more naked-looking bribes to Republicans.

3/25/2008 5:07 AM  

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