The last time quasi-public figure Dave Rye said something incredibly stupid he professed ignorance that anyone could possibly find the remarks offensive. After all, he had just claimed that a Montanan who had given his life in Iraq wasn’t smart enough to have written an editorial criticizing the direction of the war because it used big words.
I wonder if he might understand how his latest foray into stupidity might be offensive:
When the Primary had three actual educators running against a professional Indian, you thought one of the educators might get the nomination for the OPI job?
Surely you know the Democratic Party better than that!
A professional Indian? I know that, in conservative circles, cheap shots about identity politics pass for witty discourse, but maybe a journalist like Mr. Rye claims to be should actually know something. The people who voted for Denise Juneau voted for her because she was the most qualified candidate in an impressive field. The Democrats were fortunate enough to have four qualified candidates running for Superintendent. That’s certainly four more than the Republicans had to offer.
Dave Rye? Professional ass.