Thursday, August 31, 2006

Can I suggest a compromise?

Two distantly related stories have come up over the last two days:

a) Jim Leach has been handing out fake Native American headdresses at parades throughout his district. I have no idea why one would do that, but he seems to think it's fun. Jacki Rand, history professor at the U of I, is thoroughly unimpressed.

b) According to an AP report, The University of Illinois is thinking of retiring their long-time Native American mascot, Chief Illiniwek.

If Dave Loebsack can beat Jim Leach, can we convince Illinois to keep the Chief and let Leach fill the role on a permanent basis?

KL

1 comment:

cr said...

Prediction: UIUC will close its doors before it gets rid of the Chief.