Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye is the title of book about JFK, it is also an Irish ballad – I suppose anyone’s name could be substituted though.
But depending on the person whose name it is the lyrics would have to be revised…..like Charlie (Abourezk) we know you all too well.
I haven’t tried singing the song with such a revision as I haven’t much of a singing voice – rumors abound that when I do sing women and children flee,and dogs howl. So in deference to each I avoid doing so.
But Charlies a pretty transparent figure cast in the same mold as his father James Abourezk – if they got any closer to AIM and it’s leadership they’d be behind them instead of fronting for them – but then maybe they already are behind them, as in AIM’s hip pocket.
Charlie in case any have forgotten is the one who inserted himself into Arlo Looking Cloud’s defense as an expert practitioner of some mystical thing known as Pyschodrama.
Nice cover, but it ultimately allowed Charlie to get a feel for what Arlo might have to say during his trial and then report back to AIM.
Of course Charlie portrayed his involvement as being ex parte, sort of a friend of the court and seeker of truth.
Seems to me that he would have had at least a general idea as he was at Bill Mean’s house when the AIM fatwah to murder Annie was received via telephone.
But then that very fact probably compelled the need to gain pre trail access to Arlo without actually representing him – could have gotten a little ugly if Charlie were co counsel and Arlo testified he was at Bill’s.
Arlo said at one point that Charlie upon completion of the psychodrama either lingered or found a reason to return and let Arlo know in a manner of speaking that he should be careful what he said.
That’s par for the course when it comes to AIM and their minions, threats and intimidation directed at men or women, even their children.
Arlo has had some issues with alcohol and drugs during his life, an opportunity AIM has seized upon to insinuate Arlo exists in a perpetual state of confusion – but if past issues with such things imply such an involvement can only lead to some type of mental issues then the same must be said of the AIM leadership as well whose own history of alcohol and substance abuse is well known.
Their involvement even included drugs and alcohol at ceremonies, and at least for Clyde Bellecourt selling them on such a scale as to be classified as a major dealer.
Having lawyers and politicians as co conspirators and groupies is undeniably advantageous – Al Capone knew that, Whitey Bulger as well.