Former Washington Redskins tight end Clint Didier, who is now running for Congress in Washington State, demanded that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologize for recently calling the Redskins name insensitive. Didier stated:
“I’m just flabbergasted that Hillary Clinton now thinks she’s the expert on what’s insensitive. But if she has suddenly become the Miss Manners of politics, then maybe she’s now willing to publicly apologize for HER OWN insensitive remarks, Like saying ‘What difference does it make?’ about the attacks in Benghazi. She says Redskins owners need to think hard about the name. I have to wonder if she thinks long and hard about her own insensitive remarks like, that she can relate to the problems of most Americans because her family was ‘dead broke.’ Really?”
Didier played seven season for the Redskins and won two Super Bowls with the team. He had 141 receptions and 21 TD’s in his Redskin career, and he’s now a politician. There have been several politicians who have come out saying that the Redskins should change their name, and Hillary Clinton is included in that group.
Clinton said of the name:
“I think it’s insensitive. And I think that there’s no reason for it to continue as the name in our nation’s capital. I would love to see the owners think hard about what they can substitute.”
I’ve stated that I don’t think the Redskins use the name as a racial slur and have no intention of offending anyone by using the name. And I can’t see Redskins owner Dan Snyder changing the name simply because politicians think he should. But now, like Didier more and more politicians like Republicans and Democrats are coming out in defense of the name, so the debate continues.