Remember Little Big Horn!
Governor Susanna Martinez, the Republican Governor of New Mexico, met with Native American leaders last week. Apparently, Pat Rogers, Republican National Committee official, did not take kindly to this (h/t Gawker):
Pat Rogers, a Republican National Committee (RNC) leader, is facing calls for his dismissal after telling the staff of Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M., that because she agreed to meet with American Indians, she disrespected the memory of Col. George Armstrong Custer.
Custer is infamous for being a U.S. Army commander in the mid-1800s who killed many American Indians during what are historically known as the Indian Wars. He was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
You can’t make this stuff up.