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Boston Globe: Bad week may haunt Warren - Handling of controversy is roundly criticized
Boston Globe ^ | May 5, 2012 | Noah Bierman and Frank Phillips

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 Post’s 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!

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: heritage; indian; senate; warren
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1 posted on 05/05/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“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.”


2 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Zakeet
So the problem here,according to Pravda-On-The-Charles,is the way she *handled* this matter,not that she made the claim in the first place.The Globe can't go out of business fast enough for *my* tastes.
3 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Zakeet

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


4 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:29 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Halfbreed, that’s all I ever heard...


5 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Zakeet
Kaw-lie-ga

http://heavens-gates.com/country/kawliga/

6 posted on 05/05/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Zakeet

Is this about Fauxcahontus?


7 posted on 05/05/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TornadoAlley3

8 posted on 05/05/2012 8:25:30 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Paladin2

ROFLMAO!! Good one.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 8:26:01 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: txrefugee
A favorite quip from Dennis Miller: Elizabeth Warren’s Indian name is “Spreading Bull.”

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.

10 posted on 05/05/2012 8:26:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Zakeet
others caution the controversy could become part of Warren’s identity, damaging her reputation among socially conservative swing voters.

Socially conservative swing voters really liked Elizabeth Warren before her affirmative action gig became known? Who knew?

11 posted on 05/05/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: txrefugee

Miller’s line is good, I also like Mark Steyns label: Fauxcohontas


12 posted on 05/05/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Zakeet

Fraud.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Zakeet

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.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 8:35:34 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Past Your Eyes
It's in the Urban Dictionary even before Mark Steyn gave it prominence that other day.

I just looked it up.

17 posted on 05/05/2012 8:35:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

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.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Zakeet

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.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/hocumhontas_warrens_stupid_horse_moment.html


19 posted on 05/05/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

There have apparently at least a few white South Africans who have checked that box and caused much grief in their local HRs.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 8:40:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT by surrey
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To: jtal

“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.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 8:40:46 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Fantasywriter

“Dances with other Dumb Donkeys”


23 posted on 05/05/2012 8:43:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

You people are so mean! Poor Liz said she was an Indian just so she could make friends and meet some chums. /LOL


24 posted on 05/05/2012 8:46:11 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Paladin2

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.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Zakeet
cheekbones, you forgot about the cheekbones

(with tongue inserted firmly therein)

26 posted on 05/05/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: LostInBayport

“...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.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 8:49:56 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: txrefugee

It says she just had a “bad week”. As if this just happened to her.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: TornadoAlley3

One thirty-second breed.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Paladin2

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.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 8:53:43 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Gay State Conservative
1240 WMMB in Melbourne, Florida runs Dennis Miller at 8 PM ET weekdays. Don't know if they stream it but it looks like they are part of iHeartRadio and you should be able to listen there if not at their website.

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.

31 posted on 05/05/2012 8:53:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: EDINVA
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.

Is this him?



In all seriousness, I caught an interview with that organizer on Hannity's radio show driving home last night. The kid was so filled with rage that he couldn't express a coherent thought, much less carry on a conversation. He did manage to actually tell Sean he hated him and that Fox News has duped the American public. It was funny for the first couple minutes, but soon it became apparent that this was a very dark, disturbed and pitiful person.
32 posted on 05/05/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

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...?


33 posted on 05/05/2012 8:57:54 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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Is she proud for the Cuyahoga 5?

I'm hoping Scott Brown asks her something like that...during a debate or in some ads!
34 posted on 05/05/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 9:03:11 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Past Your Eyes

That picture looks like a kachina doll of Forked Tongue Legal Squaw.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: EDINVA

I’m tempted to say not-guilty though.


37 posted on 05/05/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Zakeet

Seeing this Warren — Indian Princess BS makes me more certain that Harvad and the Democrats manufactured Obama too !


38 posted on 05/05/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Zakeet
Isn't Elizabeth Warren the Commie who said that she'd had her eye on (self-described) Communist Van Jones for a long time and was happy to have him join them as a White-House czar?

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?

39 posted on 05/05/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT by blam
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You know she’s in trouble when 2 Democrat state representatives have endorse Sen. Brown. Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend.


40 posted on 05/05/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by Howindependent (A Liberal has no concept of reality.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
For someone who was given a teaching position at an Ivy League college, she has a very un-Ivy League background.

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren

41 posted on 05/05/2012 9:37:01 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: EDINVA

Fauxcohontas is still the self-annointed Chief (or maybe shaman) of the OWS Let’s-blow-a-bridge-in-OH Tribe.


42 posted on 05/05/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

Steyn’s best: “Crockogawea”


43 posted on 05/05/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Fantasywriter
LOL!

44 posted on 05/05/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $hit; with different flie$". :^)
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To: paddles
Steyn’s best: “Crockogawea”

"Walking Eagle". Too full to fly.

45 posted on 05/05/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (The Google thing is in the yard again. Sniffed the laundry, now it's looking in the septic tank.)
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To: Paladin2

Mark lives not far from me. I haven’t met him yet.


46 posted on 05/05/2012 10:02:34 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I know someone from Egypt and his sons were not allowed to check the African-American box.


47 posted on 05/05/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Zakeet

48 posted on 05/05/2012 10:26:11 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: windcliff
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.

49 posted on 05/05/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Zakeet; mickie; Bob Ireland; surfer; mcmuffin; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bushbacker1; Chigirl 26; ...
A family friend was Early Wynn, major league Hall of Famer, a pitcher with a blazing fast ball and an effective knuckleball.

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.

Leni

50 posted on 05/05/2012 11:21:01 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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