Sarah Palin makes headlines and adds her two cents when it comes to the naming of the Redskins.
Mike Dikta was very vocal when it came to the topic of the Washington Redskins name. He said:
“This is so stupid it’s appalling, and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be anything but the Washington Redskins. That’s the way it is.”
Dikta was very blunt with his opinion and he expressed a view that many perhaps feel. Sarah Palin now wrote this on her Facebook page:
“Nothing should surprise us lately; but when the Politically Correct Police bust Ditka, they hope the silent majority will cower under leftist control. My goodness, Ditka merely spoke his mind. This accomplished and esteemed coach knows there are big issues to be addressed in America today; there’s no intent to offend by referring to a team by the name they’ve proudly worn since day one and chose with pride in our native ancestry and obviously had absolutely no intent to insult; and the liberal media’s made-up controversies divide our country. The government’s intent to force any owner of anything, in this case an NFL entity, to change a name is the antithesis of the American way of working through differences. Ditka said he actually likes the Washington Redskins, and he’s a man full of commonsense [sic] and admired patriotism.”
Perhaps the only thing that their opinions have in common is the fact that there are more important things to worry about besides a name change. This probably opened the window for others to speak up and share their opinions on the name change.