Dear Editor of Wallowa County Chieftain,

After attending the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo for the first time both Friday and Saturday nights, my wife and I cannot recommend it to others. Both of us are senior citizens and Oregon natives who enjoy rodeo and love the Joseph/Enterprise area. As a Vietnam era veteran, I was offended by the video promoting one view of patriotism, and similarly my wife found many of the announcers jokes demeaning to women. Yes we are from the west side of the state, but please don’t pigeonhole us; we live on a farm and hunt elk in our big back yard. However, we don’t think politics and sexism have a place at an athletic event.

Lee O’Banion

Gales Creek, Oregon

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