Monday, July 6, 2009
June 17, 2009
Only Native American U.S. Attorney to be Replaced
The Arizona Republic is reporting that President Obama is poised to replace the first and only Native American to serve as a U.S. attorney.
Dianne Humetewa, an enrolled member of the Hopi tribe, worked her way up through the ranks of the U.S. attoney's office, starting as a tribal liaison and victim rights advocate. She was appointed to the post 18 months ago by former President George W. Bush.
Humetewa will likely be replaced by Phoenix lawyer Dennis Burke, who was formerly the chief of staff for former Ariz. Gov. Janet Napolitano. Some are charging that his appointment to the post is political patronage.
Obama, as if holding a knife, slashing one by one from positions our Native women and men worked hard for most their lives and replacing them with sleazy, people who are using politics to move to a higher position within our government! It's all about power folks! Power! They don't care who they destroy along the way!
Posted by Falmouth Institute at 11:00 AM