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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Does the governor of New Mexico hate The Boy General?
Col. George Armstrong Custer (Courtesy Wikipedia.org); Pat Rogers,
Republican National Committee leader (Courtesy Modrall.com); Gov. Susana
Martinez, R-N.M. (Courtesy governor.state.nm.us)
It's almost too bizarre for words. Pat Rogers, a leader in the Republican National Committee, complained to the staff of the governor of New Mexico that by meeting with representatives of some Native American tribes (she is required by law to attend the annual state-tribal leaders summit), the governor has "dishonored Col. Custer."