Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Or the headline could have said "First Native American Supervisor in the County - in the State!"

Hoopa propelled Sundberg's victory; Close race seemingly decided by high turnout in the valley

Instead, the tone here is very interesting - and telling.


  1. A good point actually, though I'm not certain it's completely accurate. I thought Will Rogers Jr. held some sort of local office before being elected to Congress, but I don't know what it was.

  2. You could be right, Eric. I was told by someone who worked for the tribe that it would be a first in the state. I find it interesting that we are treated to a regular diet of professing to care about Indian Island, etc. but when it comes down to a living native american running, because he was in the way of a "progressive" there is a very definite snide aspect to the coverage.

    You can imagine the hoopla that would have dominated the headlines had he been the "progressive" in the race. My point is, reporters are biased. And, they oughtta quit with the lectures.

    It's in line with the lack of interest in Unions when it does not suit the agenda - for example, when Charles Ollivier ran, and every single Union not only backed him but attended an unprecedented press conference to say so, one reporter showed up.

  3. Well, there's a history of friction between environmentalists and unions dating back decades. Though they are both in a broader progressive tent, they have very obvious conflicting interests. It manifested itself in an argument between my communist grandfather and new left uncle in which the former told my uncle that "ecology is a bourgeois science."

    Also, Olivier caught some flack for being an angry McAngrypants.


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