McCain: Redskins Should “Probably Change” Name
Sen. John McCain was on the Dan Patrick show Friday, who knows why, and said he agrees with Sen. Harry Reid:
On the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, McCain said that if Native Americans think the Redskins name is “that offensive and terrible,” then it may have to be changed.
I’m not the owner and he has the rights of an owner. But frankly I would probably change the name,” McCain said,: according: to CBS Sports. “Myself I’m not offended. You’re not offended. But there are Native Americans who are.”
McCain urged Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to have a “dialogue” with Native American groups.
Fine. : Let’s do that:
The Redskins released a comment a couple of weeks ago which justified their retaining the name and now can be seen as support for Goodell’s comments. The Redskins said that they have received messages from fans of a Native American descent and that those messages are overwhelmingly positive in natures. They said that the name represents heritage and tradition, honoring Native Americans rather then humiliating them.
The Associated Press did conduct a poll that found 90% of Native Americans favor the name, but that poll has largely been questioned for validity. In the past the commissioner has refrained from taking a hard-line approach to the question opting to say things that reflect a need to listen to the fans and not to definitively decide.
The debate is settled.
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.