Good news for Native Americans. Not.
By Jim Kent
Odd behavior for a man who recently assured tribal leaders he would work with them to address the chronic problems of health care, economic development, land management and education in Indian Country.
"You will not be forgotten by this White House," Obama told Native American leaders. And, honestly, he didn't forget the Cobell lawsuit. He just forgot how to count.
Even more puzzling than Obama's behavior is that of Eloise Cobell, who called a $7 billion lawsuit settlement proposed in 2007 "an insult, plain and simple." Two years later she says $1.4 billion may "help break the cycle of poverty that has held too many families in poverty for generations."
Excuse me? Apparently, as "W" once negatively influenced people with his poor speech, Obama is doing the same with his poor math.
For more on the subject, see Why the Cobell Plaintiffs Settled.