Skip to comments.Boston Globe: Bad week may haunt Warren - Handling of controversy is roundly criticized
Posted on 05/05/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by Zakeet
Elizabeth Warren fumbled through her worst stretch as a Senate candidate this week, setting off a debate among strategists over whether the controversy over her claims to Native American ancestry would linger when the November election is closer.
The Warren campaign will not say when top advisers learned that she considered herself part-Native American, but it was an element of her biography that seemed to catch them off guard.
When news emerged last Friday that Harvard Law School had publicly touted Warren as a Native American professor in the Harvard Crimson in the 1990s, Warren advisers saw it as a story that would go away quickly.
But the story took added dimension when it was revealed that Warren had listed herself as a minority in a major legal directory.
The fallout and her unsteady response to it subjected the rookie Democratic Senate candidate to tough questions, an unflattering national glare, and a recognition from others that she had hit her first real stumble. The Washington Posts political blog, The Fix, gave Warren the dubious honor Worst Week in Washington."
I have yet to run into anyone in politics who believes that this was handled well at all," said Jennifer Duffy, a senior editor at The Cook Political Report who tracks Senate races around the country. The explanations have left enormous room for doubt and speculation."
Right: Little Chief Running Mouth dress-um in native garb after her step-um in heap deep doo doo!
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The explanations have left enormous room for doubt and speculation.”
...not to mention hilarity in conservative circles from coast to coast. A favorite quip from Dennis Miller: Elizabeth Warren’s Indian name is “Spreading Bull.”
Love the pic to the right of the article. Was listening to Rush yesterday running errands and he was playing her new campaign theme song “Halfbreed” by Cher which he said hit #1 on the charts way back in 1973. I heard him play a good bit of it at least twice during the show yesterday. LOL
Halfbreed, that’s all I ever heard...
Is this about Fauxcahontus?
ROFLMAO!! Good one.
Great line.I *love* Dennis Miller...funny and articulate.There used to be a station in Wisconsin that ran his show at 7PM Eastern but they switched to Huckabee.Miller,Mark Steyn,Laura Ingraham and Rush are my favorite radio people..Walter Williams is great too.
Socially conservative swing voters really liked Elizabeth Warren before her affirmative action gig became known? Who knew?
Miller’s line is good, I also like Mark Steyns label: Fauxcohontas
You hit the nail on the head. It’s as if some guy tells his wife he’s working late at the office and then he staggers in at 4 in the morning, half-drunk, smelling strongly of Chanel #5, with lipstick on his collar and his zipper, and an empty condom wrapper in his pocket right next to a motel receipt. He got in trouble with his wife because his “explanation” was weak.
Yes, this struck me also - the problem is not that she lies to game the system, but that she couldn’t finesse it the way 0 does with his lies.
No worries though - I predict she wins anyway.
Tin Lizzy is a hollow shell. This is the same woman who, without waiting a week or two to see how it would play out, leapt upon the Occupy Wall Street bandwagon. She said she created the (snort) intellectual foundation for what they do, and supported them fully. So after a few weeks of Occutard rage, she was basically claiming credit for figuring out how to crap on a cop car.
I just looked it up.
Of course, the fact that Warren gamed the system reveals as much about the system as it does about her. My son has a friend who can trace one set of grandparents back to Egypt. The kid was tempted to check the box for “African-American” on his college admissions forms (he decided not to.) The fact that his chances of getting into a prestigious college would have been logarithmically increased by checking that box is, to put it mildly, scandalous.
Selwyn Duke’s blog post on AmericanThinker is the funniest take on this that I have read. He calls her Hocumhontas, and says her Indian name is Stands with Foot in Mouth. He also said she was descended from Chief Stupid Horse.
There have apparently at least a few white South Africans who have checked that box and caused much grief in their local HRs.
The poor “Glob” now they’re going to have to work overtime to help get her elected. They thought her candidacy was going to be a walk in the park.
“No worries though - I predict she wins anyway”
I wouldn’t bet on that, Brown has been playing it right down the middle, Conservatives will not vote for Warren, she isn’t picking up independents (and he isn’t ticking them off). I think he has a decent shot at re-election.
“Dances with other Dumb Donkeys”
You people are so mean! Poor Liz said she was an Indian just so she could make friends and meet some chums. /LOL
I believe that a lot of the mystery that surrounds the history of the current occupant of the Withe House is due to his unwillingness to reveal just how he had gamed the affirmative action system. When he wanted special treatment as a foreign student, his country of origin was Kenya, or, perhaps, Indonesia. When he wanted to be president, he was born in Hawaii.
(with tongue inserted firmly therein)
“...she was basically claiming credit for figuring out how to crap on a cop car.”
Hadn’t you heard? The whole incident with the police car and rapes was an NYPD setup. Yes, they sent homeless/vagrants down to Zucotti Park to make the genuine OWS protesters look bad. We have it on the authority and word of the organizer who appeared on Hannity the other night.
It says she just had a “bad week”. As if this just happened to her.
One thirty-second breed.
That is a funny and apt Indian name. [Oh quelle horreur, I didn’t use the PC term. Does this mean I can be a prof at Harvard, just like Hocumhontas?] It’s also exactly Selwyn Duke’s point. He argued that she’s not so much racist as just not a very bright bulb. He made his case brilliantly, and I laughed so hard I was in physical pain.
To all: Dennis is like Scotch, an acquired taste, but if you give him a few weeks you will really appreciate him. A Libertarian / Conservative mix.
Is she proud for the Cuyahoga 5? The Occupy Cleveland protestors who attempted to blow up a bridge in Ohio—among other things? Thankfully they look like stoners who couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag, but what if...?
It’s really sad when you get past all the nonsense. We laugh at them but they take themselves ever so seriously. And believe every word they say.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of D-leaning ‘normal’ people who’ve bought into the evil Republican/Fox meme. I have two friends who just wouldn’t be caught dead voting R or watching Fox, ans think there is something seriously wrong with me. These are otherwise perfectly normal, pillar of the community, you could trust them with your life types. They would find this guy nuts too, tho.
That picture looks like a kachina doll of Forked Tongue Legal Squaw.
I’m tempted to say not-guilty though.
Seeing this Warren — Indian Princess BS makes me more certain that Harvad and the Democrats manufactured Obama too !
It's outrageous that a bonifide Communist puke such as this scum-bag would even get anywhere near the White House or any political office.
What's happening to us?
You know she’s in trouble when 2 Democrat state representatives have endorse Sen. Brown. Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend.
I remember reading many articles mocking Sarah Palin's educational background, because she changed colleges several times , trying to work her education schedule in with her family life. Looks like Elizabeth took the same path. However, as expected, Warren is lionized and her background un-analyzed while Palin’s academics get the fine tooth comb treatment.
So the question of gaming the system must be looked at and the question asked, how the heck does one get such a prestigious teaching assignment with a law background that was achieved at second level law schools? Looks like it may have to do with Warren marring a Harvard academic, or claiming a Native American background, or perhaps both.
Fauxcohontas is still the self-annointed Chief (or maybe shaman) of the OWS Let’s-blow-a-bridge-in-OH Tribe.
Steyn’s best: “Crockogawea”
"Walking Eagle". Too full to fly.
Mark lives not far from me. I haven’t met him yet.
I know someone from Egypt and his sons were not allowed to check the African-American box.
Of course, Ms. Warren was "allowed" to check the Native-American box. Just more ammo for those of us who see how nonsensical the whole affirmative action scenario is.
He was an affable, interesting guy who loved to tell stories. He was part Indian descent, drank his whiskey neat, and liked to reply when asked that his folks "took a chance on an Indian blanket" and that's how he got his name, "Early".
After finishing his pitching career he did color on Chicago White Sox radio. He retired for fishing and such in Venice, about two hours south of where I live on Florida's Gulf Coast. I heard he was hurt when his boat caught fire at the dock and this may or may not have hastened his death in 1999.