CNN’s Rollins: MN Voters “Dead Indians”

Ironically, American Morning’s John Roberts and Kiran Chetry had politically incorrect lusty laughs after a segment entitled, “America Divided: Concern about GOP Tactic.” Beforehand, Roberts and Kiran had interviewed Ed Rollins, Ronald Reagan’s 1984 National Campaign Director and current CNN contributor, about questionable tactics by GOP candidates that seemed to draw a conservative America/liberal un-America divide and about the divisive Pennsylvania presidential race. At the close of the segment, Roberts jokingly asked Rollins, “How did you screw up on Minnesota?” (In 1984 Rollins helped Reagan win all the U.S. states except Minnesota.)

In answer to Roberts unexpected query, Rollins ad libbed, “They voted a lot of dead Indians along the border: 1620 votes. I’m not bitter.” Roberts and Kiran joined Rollins in a genial guffaw.

“America Divided”: Still Cowboys and “Indians” (Native Americans)?

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5 Responses to “CNN’s Rollins: MN Voters “Dead Indians””

  1. Al Says:

    We need a few politically incorrect laughs once in a while. Good for them.

    I prefer the term “Aboriginal American”. I was born here so I’m a native American.

  2. Tom B. Says:


  3. G.R.I.T.S. Says:

    As I live very close to a Choctaw Indian Reservation, I am stymied as to why “Indian” is considered politically incorrect. They refer to themselves here as “Indians”. It is part of their tribal name. They conduct official business as Choctaw Indians. So using the term “Indian” seems as no gaffe to me.

  4. Tom B. Says:

    A shout out to Jake!


  5. jakeho Says:

    Thanks, Tom, for the “shout out.” I appreciate the link.

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