In Montana, Hillary met with leaders of the Salish Kootenai tribe and told them she will "reaffirm her support for tribal sovereignty:
At the town hall in Pablo, Hillary will reaffirm her support for tribal sovereignty and her respect for the government to government relationship between the tribes of Montana and the federal government. Hillary said she will partner with the Montana Tribes to expand economic opportunity and improve health care, education and housing on all seven Montana Reservations.
There are 56,068 American Indians in Montana and they make up 6.2 percent of the state's population. Sixty-five percent of American Indians in Montana live on one of the seven reservations in Montana. As President, Hillary is committed to providing health care to all American Indians and providing better housing for the seven tribes in Montana, which include the Blackfeet Nation, the Chippewa Cree Tribe, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Crow Nation, the Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Fort Peck Tribe, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
In Billings, a huge and raucus crowd waited from early morning until a planned 8 p.m. event to hear and see Clinton after she arrived from her tribal council meeting. Some students "skipped" school to have an opportunity to see Clinton, up-close. Others waited in line afterward to shake her hand, wish her well, and get her to autograph books, shirts, and other Clinton campaign items.
Meanwhile, Bill headed to South Dakota to campaign, between visits to Montana and Puerto Rico.
Clinton campaigned in Wagner for his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the waning days of an intense primary race against Sen. Barack Obama. The Wagner rally was the third of the day for the former president, who had earlier stopped in Fort Thompson and Mission.
And in Puerto Rico, Hillary not only campaigned, she seemed to actually have time to enjoy the island life and people:
Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the country, the Democratic National Committee is gearing up for big protests Saturday, May 31 as the Rules Committee meets to determine the fate of 2.3 million voters in Florida and Michigan and the states' combined 200-plus delegates to the national convention in Denver.
“They’re coming up on buses, they’re taking the train, they’re Metro-ing, they’re coming up with friends,” said Allida Black, a professor at George Washington University and an event organizer. “We’re trying to flood it.”
Judging by 300,000 signatures on one authorized petition, alone, to the DNC, these women (and men) are MAD! Not that I blame them...I'm ONE of them, actually, that believes the DNC's conduct throughout this primary campaign has been the most despicable and mismanaged of any presidential campaign I can recall - and I've taken an active role in all of them, as far back as 1980.
The DNC mess, however, is just the tip of a very large iceberg that will sink any chance of Democratic victory in November unless and until Clinton and her large and loyal contingent of supporters (male and female) are accorded respect - something few of us have gotten from the media, the DNC, Democratic Party elders and officials, the Obama campaign, Obama's legion of followers/supporters, and from the good senator himself.
Our message is simple: