P.J. O’Rourke wrote a book about 20 years ago about the U.S. government called Parliament of Whores. I couldn’t help but think of it when I was informed that the Washington Redskins football team might have to change its name because the name Redskins is so “racially insensitive.” Why is it that no one seems to mind that the military names its weapons systems after Indian tribes: Apache, Comanche, Black Hawk, Chinook, Iroquois and Kiowa helicopters and Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Thanks to DJ. (I don’t follow football at all so I had no idea.)
3:15 pm on October 8, 2013