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Warren: I wont deny who I am
Boston Globe ^ | June 1, 2012 | Brian McGrory

Posted on 06/01/2012 5:00:38 AM PDT by billorites

She has given clumsy answers, evaded questions, and for five weeks running allowed the story of her undocumented Native American ancestry to consume the entire Senate campaign in Massachusetts.

Thursday afternoon, my phone rang with Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren on the other end of the line, ready to talk. Finally.

On the phone, she spoke sometimes expansively and without the slightest hint of apology about her conviction that she has maternal roots from the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. “I know who I am,’’ Warren said. “I know my heritage.’’

A moment later, in response to a question over whether she took any professional advantage of her self-identification as Native American, she said, “I won’t deny who I am, I won’t deny my heritage, but I didn’t ask for anything because of it.’’

Warren conceded for the first time that she is worried about how the issue of her self-identification as a Native American - which first surfaced in a Boston Herald story on April 27 - has overwhelmed virtually all other aspects of the campaign.

“Of course I’m concerned,’’ she said. “I decided to run for the Senate because the middle class has been hammered and Washington doesn’t get it. I want to talk about Scott Brown’s voting record.

“He has worked hard to make this campaign about anything else, even my heritage, and he’s not spending time on what Massachusetts voters are concerned about,’’ she said.

And so it went for the duration of a 30-minute telephone conversation, one in which Warren repeatedly and adamantly proclaimed that the law schools at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania hired her as a professor because of her scholarship and teaching abilities, not to improve diversity on their faculties.

Both schools listed her on federal labor forms as Native American...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cherokeenation; elizabethwarren; fakeindian; fauxcahontas; lizwarren; massachusetts; noaccountability; resumefraud; runningjoke; warren
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To: billorites

She may be lying about her heritage but she is right about the attitude toward Native Americans at that time.

An elderly aunt told my husband years ago that “yes there had been an Indian grandmother in the family but don’t worry she was the white folks kind of Indian”.

My husband wanted nothing more that to be part Indian at the time so he was thrilled.

Family stories get confused (don’t mean to be taking up for her) but my grandfather’s and my father’s first name was Austin. We were supposed to be descended from Stephen F. Austin. I started trying to figure that one out and discovered that Stephen F. Austin never married and had no (legal) children. Uh Oh Grandmother would not have approved! :D


51 posted on 06/01/2012 7:03:02 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Dunce Rightwing:
You're just too stupid to notice that no one is defending Elizabeth Warren. It's your toilet-bowl mouth that is the problem.
53 posted on 06/01/2012 7:33:58 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: billorites

Seems like denying who she is is actually her specialty.


54 posted on 06/01/2012 7:37:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: billorites

She speaks like she is proud to be a native american, that she won’t hide it, but will demonstrate her heritage through her life.

The problem with this latest version is that she has never done anything publicly to honor that heritage. In fact, she was so secretive about it that her own campaign, when they did their own research into her background to see if anything would cause trouble, found NO references to her indian heritage.

They were blindsided by this information when it came out. So, how can you be “proud” of your heritage and yet keep it so secret that nobody knows about it until the dig around in your past?

In light of the fact that she hasn’t made it public, you have to ask why she told her employer and other groups. That’s why it looks like she was using it for advantage — the only organizations that knew about her “heritage” were those for which that knowledge would gain her advantage.

It wasn’t on her campaign website, or in any Bio she had publicized. She didn’t think it important — but she told Harvard?


57 posted on 06/01/2012 8:32:23 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It wasn’t on her campaign website, or in any Bio she had publicized. She didn’t think it important — but she told Harvard?

That's an excellent point.

58 posted on 06/01/2012 8:38:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mkjessup
Lieawatha, LOVE it!!! LOL

Don't laugh. She's the daughter of Fauxhatan.

59 posted on 06/01/2012 8:40:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: billorites

The author of this column, Brian McGrory, is a second cousin of the liberal journalist and Kennedy sychophant Mary McGrory who died in 2004.
...In case anybody was wondering.


60 posted on 06/01/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rightwingextremist1776

The word in question is NOT allowed on FR, and you have used it in the past. So knock off using it, and knock off those on this thread who have taken you to task for using it.


61 posted on 06/01/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: rightwingextremist1776

The word in question is NOT allowed on FR, and you have used it in the past. So knock off using it, and knock off attacking those on this thread who have taken you to task for using it.


62 posted on 06/01/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
I didn't attack...she did....she chose, instead of leaving it alone with the deletion of the thread in question to go on the attack against me...she got exactly what she deserved.

And I don't remember seeing a list of words that are banned so excuse my ignorance...however I will not use that particular word again.

63 posted on 06/01/2012 9:11:59 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Admin Moderator

And BTW...the delete button works on her threads as well....fair is fair.


64 posted on 06/01/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Admin Moderator

Can’t find that delete button now huh?

I see...not too biased now are we?


65 posted on 06/01/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Have restricted your posting privilege. Continue as you are you’ll lose it altogether.


66 posted on 06/01/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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67 posted on 06/01/2012 12:00:57 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: billorites
Warren: ‘I won’t deny who I am’

Swell, Liz, but will you be refraining from claiming who you're not any time soon?

68 posted on 06/01/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by Amagi (I challenge Barack Obama to call this Tea Party Patriot a "tea bagger" to my face.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sorry you got involved Jim...all I asked for was fairness. ...no need to worry about my posts in the future. I learned an important lesson about FR today....


69 posted on 06/01/2012 3:40:39 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Lancey Howard
"The author of this column, Brian McGrory, is a second cousin of the liberal journalist and Kennedy sychophant Mary McGrory who died in 2004."

Mary McGrory is well known to me, shudder, and I recognized the family name at once.

Brian McGrory is not someone I recall reading because I rarely find my way to the Boston Globe. Apparently not many other people do either.

Though I was born and raised in the Kingdom of Rose where you cannot swing a stick without hitting some buck-toothed, yahoo busybody named Kennedy, I still am reluctant to participate in visiting the sins of the elders on the second or third cousins. I'll watch him like a hawk, now that you've pointed him out, and look to see whether any evidence of the same early-onset dementia that claimed cousin Mary afflicts this fellow.

70 posted on 06/01/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I love McGrory’s columns.

They are often quite humorous,especially when he is discussing Hingham.


71 posted on 06/01/2012 4:32:52 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears
"They are often quite humorous,especially when he is discussing Hingham."

Wow, I'll have to pay attention to him then.

I grew up in the next town.

My first girlfriend was from Hingham. My best friend from high school was as well.

I pretty much came of age in that town. We used to hang out in the old Navy armory places in the woods.

72 posted on 06/01/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I have heard of the one percenters, but never a three percenter.


73 posted on 06/01/2012 6:09:12 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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btr


74 posted on 06/02/2012 8:55:16 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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