Editorial: Anderson should not resign from BIA
Friday, May 7, 2004

"Dave Anderson, Edina resident and barbecue restaurateur, has only been on the job at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a few months and already some in Washington are calling for his head. Anderson, who was also a founder of Grand Casino in Minnesota, has recused himself from all decisions relating to tribal recognition, land-into-trust and gaming issues. While we don't think that Anderson's prior business ties necessitated such a drastic move, you have to admire so principled a stand in the ethical swamp known as Washington, D.C."

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Relevant Documents:
Anderson - Norton Recusal Memos (April 2004)

Confirmation Hearing:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee (October 22, 2003)

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