Native Americans Protest Against Mayor’s ‘Cowboy’ Remarks

08.25.10 Bucky Turco

Over 100 Native Americans demonstrated at City Hall on Monday to protest General Bloomberg’s channeling of John Wayne while discussing an ongoing tobacco tax dispute between New York City’s coiffeurs and the state’s Indian reservations.

As you may recall, several weeks ago, the mayor joked how Governor Paterson should get himself “a cowboy hat and a shotgun” to deal with these unruly, cigarette-selling Indians. Classy.

The mayor has refused to apologize, but maybe Native Americans are just being too sensitive? Do you think Bloomberg would have been upset if someone told him that his opponents should don SS caps and some fire-up the gas chambers?