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Thursday, May 15, 2008

(Open Gov't) Okie from Muskogee

Merle Haggard made Muskogee, Oklahoma famous in his song "Okie from Muskogee." The song became an anthem for traditional values in the turbulence of the 1960s.

Why would og-blog readers care about Muskogee, OK? The town has a new mayor. He's 19 years old. And he campaigned on a platform of open government.

We would argue that open government is a traditional American value.

P.S. A trivial (but semi-interesting fact): Greg Overstreet has spent some time in Muskogee, OK because it is the headquarters of the Creek Indian Nation, of which he is a proud enrolled citizen.