Ben Tribbett has shut down his political blog and turned to sports, becoming the Washington Redskins’ newest Vice President, proving that there is “life after blogging”. In his new position, he will defend the Redskins name and logo. Tribbett is 34, native to the area, and a life long Redskins fan. He recently organized the Redskins Pride Caucus in the General Assembly which now has 28 members including Tommy Norment (R), the Majority Leader in the Senate, Dick Saslaw (D) the Minority Leader in the Senate, and House Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R). The full list of members can be found here. More members will be joining the caucus in coming days.
Redskin management is pushing back after fifty US Senators sent a letter to Dan Snyder asking him to change the name of the team. Neither of the Virginia Senators signed the letter although Senator Tim Kaine supports the name change. Both Maryland Senators signed the letter despite the fact the team plays in Maryland. Redskins owner Dan Snyder hired Ben Tribbett to help stem the tide of political correctness against the name. The team has had the name for 70 years. The most recent Redskin logo was designed by a Native American. The vast majority of people, including Native Americans, do not object to the Redskin name or logo.
Law professor Jonathan Turley has opined on the US Patent Office over reach in this case. He calls it “out of bounds”. He is right. We wish Ben Tribbett success in his endeavors to stop this attack on the Redskins by the left.
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