Democrats worried about Warren in Massachusetts

posted at 11:21 am on May 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Are Democrats about to lose the Senate seat held by the Kennedys since before I was born … again?  According to the Boston Herald’s Joe Battenfeld, a number of Democrats in Massachusetts are aghast over Elizabeth Warren’s faceplant on her claims to Native American heritage, and now worry about whether her campaign has completely derailed:

Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence.

“There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said.

Joe Trippi, a prominent national Democratic consultant, told the Herald that while Warren has time to recover, the campaign should have anticipated this issue would surface.

“The problem is they weren’t ready for something they should have been ahead of,” Trippi said.

Political analyst Larry Sabato is more blunt:

“This takes her biography into a bizarre dimension,” said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. “It has derailed the effort to define Warren in a voter-friendly way.”

Sabato also said that Warren’s claim that she didn’t list herself as a minority to gain an employment advantage is not believable.

“This is what happens when candidates don’t tell the truth,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious she was using (the minority listing) for career advancement.”

That becomes even more apparent when one looks at the context of Warren’s placement at Harvard.  Paul Bedard did some digging for the Washington Examiner and found that Warren was nearly alone on the Harvard Law faculty in terms of her alma mater’s status among law schools:

That “box checking,” as critics call it, likely played a role in her Harvard hiring especially when her background is compared to those of the other near-100 Harvard Law School professors and assistant professors, according to an analysis of law schools the professors attended. Most graduated from Harvard, and all from the nation’s top 10. Warren graduated from Rutgers University in Newark, ranked 82nd by Top-Law-Schools.com.

What’s more, only Rutgers has current law school professors who graduated from Rutgers. And in the analysis of the law school degrees of the roughly 350 Ivy League law school professors provided by a Warren critic, only one graduated from a lower-ranked law school than Warren, a Yale professor who attended the University of Nebraska Law School, ranked 89.

Harvard used that claim to brag about their own inclusiveness.  Now they won’t even clarify if they’re still counting Warren as their lone Native American, Hillary Chabot reports for the Herald, which is having a field day with Warren’s identity crisis:

Harvard Law School lists one lone Native American faculty member on its latest diversity census report — but school officials and campaign aides for Elizabeth Warren refused to say yesterday whether it refers to the Democratic Senate candidate. …

The 2011 report indicates that “Race/Ethnicity designations are from self-report data,” meaning whoever is listed as a Native American told the school of their tribal lineage.

Robert C. Clark, a professor and former Harvard Law School dean, is listed as part Choctaw in a 1999 Harvard Magazine article. Clark has worked for the law school since 1989 but wasn’t named in a 1996 Harvard Crimson article when law school officials sought to defend their minority hires. Clark did not return requests for comment.

Former law school spokesman Mike Chmura said in the 1996 article that out of 71 professors, only one was Native American and that was Warren.

This embarrassment comes courtesy of the curious American identity fetish.  It wouldn’t exist at all if we hadn’t set up perverse incentives to make baseless (or at least undocumented) claims about heritage in order to gain financial advantages.  This fetish started as a means to assist the truly underprivileged overcome economic disadvantages imposed by government discrimination, but became yet another means to exploit employment and educational placement systems for unfair advantage.

Can anyone objectively looking at Elizabeth Warren’s life make a case that a 1/32nd Native American background, even if it’s true, disadvantaged her in any way at all?  Of course not; not even Warren can make that case, which is why Warren now says she used that identity claim for social purposes rather than economic advantage.  Harvard’s actions speak louder than those words, however.

In the short run, Warren should be thoroughly discredited as a political candidate.  In the long run, it’s far past the time to reconsider the incentives placed on ethnic heritage claims in education and employment, and to put a stop to affirmative action.  Instead, we should be focused on improving schools through competition so that we produce equitable outcomes up front rather than treat people differently later.


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Delsa on May 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

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Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Please read through this page of comments and find solutions for this, instead of complaining about it. If you’re getting abused on the Internet, it’s because you haven’t done anything about it.

OneFreeMan on May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Warren’s claim really isn’t sitting well with Indians.
Dr Evil on May 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Great link –

David Yeagley is the great-great-grandson of Comanche leader Bad Eagle

and check out his picture.

He looks rather — stoic.

AesopFan on May 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Er sorry, that would be the last page (2) of comments

OneFreeMan on May 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

White Native American…

… solves everything.

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Obama is abusing being black. How about the voters start educating themselves? Liars will always be liars, but those who believe them can change.

lilium479 on May 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Why would a socialist care about their ethnic background. Wouldn’t everyone be the same?

DDay on May 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Please read through this page of comments and find solutions for this, instead of complaining about it. If you’re getting abused on the Internet, it’s because you haven’t done anything about it.

OneFreeMan on May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Not everyone has administrative privileges to computers they check into HA with. If they are checking on breaks at work and so on, this is a problem. It is legitimate to let people know that the ads are intrusive.

Lily on May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

David Yeagley is the great-great-grandson of Comanche leader Bad Eagle.

Not to over-dramatize, but identity theft is a crime. Ethnic identity theft is called fraud. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard professor of law, is still trying to manage public outcry over her abuse of American Indian identity. She clearly does not meet that basic legal standard of being American Indian, yet she has for years reaped professional advantages by her claim.

I say file suit. Professional conservatives are having a hay-day poking fun of Warren’s fraud (at Indians’ expense of course), but not a one of them is showing any knowledge of or concern about Indian law or identity. They’re not willing to pursue the matter legally. This is what needs to be done. Any lawyer in Boston with any integrity would have already file suit by now, if they cared about law, to say nothing of Indians.

So, why haven’t any Indians, or Indian lawyers filed suit? Are they too Democrat? Too liberal? I will file, if I can find support, and an attorney with moral integrity.

The Communist-minded Democrat Elizabeth Warren must be sued, fined, barred, and shunned.

Any lawyers out there willing to take the case?

AesopFan on May 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Any lawyers out there willing to take the case?

AesopFan on May 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Who would be the plaintiff?

LASue on May 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Warren lacks to the integrity to serve in the Senate, and she should be fired from Harvard for making deliberate misrepresentations during the hiring process. Period.

To the not-so-intrepid media in Boston, when Warren states that she identified herself as Native American in order to meet more individuals like herself, the natural follow-up question is to ask whether she ever actually attended a single meeting of a Native American heritage group/societies/etc., whether she was a member of such student organizations while an undergrad or while in law school, or whether she has served as the faculty-sponsor of such a group while at Harvard Law. She says she did it to meet people, is any journalist going to press her on her efforts to connect with the Native American community????

Lawdawg86 on May 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

She’s screwed. It looks like what it is… an affirmative action box checked in order to get a leg up. Who could respect that?

Murf76 on May 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“In the long run, it’s far past the time to reconsider the incentives placed on ethnic heritage claims in education and employment, and to put a stop to PHRASE CENSORED BY HOT AIR LANGUAGE FILTER.

-Ed Morrissey”

Ed gets to say the censored words because he’s a professional. Don’t try this at home kids. :)

scotash on May 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Why would a state who elected a man who killed a woman in an automobile accident, then showed an appalling lack of character throughout the whole ordeal, be reluctant to elect this woman? She is only dishonest, not a killer. They kept sending Kennedy back again and again and worship him to this day. What kind of people do things like this? Selfish people, who themselves lack character. Democrats.

Ken James on May 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

[NewsFlash]: Affirmative action uncensored on Hot Gas.

(I must be a dinosaur here, when I was new here, that phrase was banned)

scotash on May 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM

…we should be focused on improving schools through competition so that we produce equitable outcomes up front rather than treat people differently later.

AAAAWWWWWWW…SNAP!

Laura in Maryland on May 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM

She’s screwed. It looks like what it is… an affirmative action box checked in order to get a leg up. Who could respect that?

Murf76 on May 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM

As they say, it’s not just the crime, it’s the cover-up.

If Warren had admitted that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry in order to get hired at Harvard, she might have gotten some sympathy. (Probably not from any real Natives, but maybe some from other white, non-Ivy League law grads frustrated by Harvard’s hiring practices).

It’s the lying that’s really offensive. Especially because it’s so ludicrously obvious that she is lying. She just claimed to be Native American because she was hoping to get invited to lunch by all those other Native Americans on the Harvard Law faculty who’d be reviewing her teaching job application? Who does she think she’s kidding with this garbage, and why are Dims always such bad liars when they get so much practice at it?

AZCoyote on May 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM

So now we know that Elizabeth Warren thought she had to pretend to be a Cherokee Indian in order to get invited to luncheons at Harvard (even though she has been married to Harvard Law Professor, Bruce Mann, since 1980).

Was Elizabeth Warren afraid that her new Harvard friends would discriminate against her for being raised in Oklahoma or because her degree was from Rutgers School of Law?

wren on May 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Democrats circling the wagons.

curved space on May 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Elizabeth Warren has proven that Harvard Law School will hire a graduate of a low ranking Law School to be a Professor, if they check a box for an acceptable minority status on the application.

Does Harvard Law School use the minority status box to decide which students get admitted too?

Does this explain why Barry Obama was admitted to Harvard Law?

We won’t really know until he shows us his grades.

wren on May 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Does Harvard Law School use the minority status box to decide which students get admitted too?

Does this explain why Barry Obama was admitted to Harvard Law?

We won’t really know until he shows us his grades.

wren on May 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Yes they do. I seem to remember that Obama claimed he used it and was quite proud of the fact.

dogsoldier on May 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Please read through this page of comments and find solutions for this, instead of complaining about it. If you’re getting abused on the Internet, it’s because you haven’t done anything about it.

OneFreeMan on May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Everytime I went to the right to scroll down the stories, I would inadvertently roll over the large Marc Anthony ad which kept opening up. It was so large that it was difficult to get around the ad without triggering it. The solutions you mention wouldn’t have helped.

And, I’m gonna take the shortcut through your lawn every chance I get you old grumpy man. ;)

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Its that For Thee but not For Me attitude of liberals. It’s ok for ME to take advantage of not quite enough indian heritage to gain benefit, but the rules say that the rest of the people shouldn’t do that.

A lot of people are part American native indian, and have been told to go screw in light bulbs.

Fleuries on May 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Democrats and leftists: Please STOP your war on truthfulness and candor.

Allendundit on May 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Elizabeth Warren: yet another example of the unintended consequences that result from liberal “good” intentions. OMG, people checking the minority boxes to gain an advantage they weren’t entitled to! Like anyone with a brain couldn’t have predicted that would happen? Just like every other liberal “good” intention, it runs amock and screws up everything.

idalily on May 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Warren is a Harvard professor. That indicates the truth is what she wants it to be, not what the facts indictate. The only thing worse than being uneducated is being over-educated. Time to tell the Ivy League elitest that their perceptions of reality may work in the classroom, but there is a real life outside of academia they no conception of.

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Delsa on May 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

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Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Switch to another browser. IE sucks. I use Firefox. Never a problem. Probably Opera would be good too.

petefrt on May 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Does Warren cook her maize with forked tongs?

profitsbeard on May 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mark Steyn weighs in on the Warren kerfuffle, and one of the funniest lines is his reference to Joe Biden. Steyn is a verbal genius.
http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/great-352668-warren-elizabeth.html

onlineanalyst on May 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

This white woman is very loco.

Hinmahtooyahlatkek on May 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Which anti-military liberal was it that kicked the ROTC out of Harvard?

Roy Rogers on May 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

..and, to think, we haven’t even started in on the high cheekbones yet.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

…so what tribe is JugEars from?

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

…so what tribe is JugEars from?

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Probably Bantu.

viking01 on May 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Wareen is just a lying slut

tractah on May 4, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Warren is just a lying slut

tractah on May 4, 2012 at 10:15 PM

This embarrassment comes courtesy of the curious American identity fetish.  It wouldn’t exist at all if we hadn’t set up perverse incentives to make baseless (or at least undocumented) claims about heritage in order to gain financial advantages.

We ain’t me, thank you kindly!

Sherman1864 on May 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

UN takes up Warrens cause.

J/K It’s the Muslims fukin witchya.

BL@KBIRD on May 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Her Indian name is Fauxahontas.

unclesmrgol on May 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Ed gets to say the censored words because he’s a professional. Don’t try this at home kids. :)

scotash on May 4, 2012 at 5:22 PM

LOL. But that is exactly how they think. And they think it makes sense, too. The list of “banned” words here is just too funny.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I guess I spelled it wrong. Mark Steyn, whom someone linked above, says it’s “Fauxcahontas”.

unclesmrgol on May 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Scott Brown is what he is, a Rockefeller Republican who can make the honest claim that he doesn’t vote in lock-step with his party.

Warren, on the other hand, made a laughably false claim to an ethnicity she obviously knows or cares nothing about, potentially cheating a -real- minority Ivy League graduate (someone like Barack Obama, for example) out of a Harvard teaching position. “Authenticity” is a real hang-up for lefties (because of their projection of their faults onto others, for example) and this hits a nerve that “stolen valor” wouldn’t.

ebrown2 on May 5, 2012 at 1:23 AM

“It’s the GOP’s WAR ON FAKE INDIANS!!!!!!”
Debbie Wasserman-Shultz

Strike Hornet on May 5, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Please DO NOT donate any wampum to her campaign!

tbear44 on May 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Ed, you raise some very good points here. By definition, discrimination is the exclusion of someone through treatment or consideration based on class or category, partiality or prejudice, rather than individual merit.

I have just one question. What does this say about our Affirmative Action President and our institutions of higher education?

DevilsPrinciple on May 5, 2012 at 7:13 AM

…so what tribe is JugEars from?

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Fugowee.

DevilsPrinciple on May 5, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Whether a person is 1/32 or 1/2 a particular non-White ethnicity (or even 100% that ethnicity), giving them any kind of special treatment due to their ethnic or racial background is a FARCE. Affirmative action for a fully non-white person is just as ridiculous as affirmative action for a fake “Native American minority” like the dishonest, ethnic category box-checking opportunist Elizabeth Warren.

Affirmative action has become nothing more than anti-White (and sometimes anti-Asian) racism.

Why are we inflating the importance of race by continuing this affirmative action nonsense? Affirmative action worsens racial tensions in a number of ways, including by leading people to question whether certain minority graduates earned their degrees/professional titles entirely by their own hard work or with a little help from racial preferences.

Affirmative action-pushers have got people so afraid to speak out against the fraud that is affirmative action. Many people aren’t comfortable saying what they really think. People are afraid to be called racist… but, in reality, the REAL racism lies in the affirmative action program themselves, which value certain races/ethnicities over others.

bluegill on May 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM

potentially cheating a -real- minority Ivy League graduate (someone like Barack Obama, for example) out of a Harvard teaching position.

ebrown2 on May 5, 2012 at 1:23 AM

OK, having trouble seeing problem there…..

roy_batty on May 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

I have just one question. What does this say about our Affirmative Action President and our institutions of higher education?

DevilsPrinciple on May 5, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Thank you. Barack Obama IS our affirmative action president. A white person with his lack of experience would never have been taken seriously at the start of a campaign for president. All the talk four years ago about whether Obama could “overcome” his skin color was such baloney… Obama didn’t succeed despite his race; he was helped tremendously by it.

We have gotten to the point where popular culture equates “black” with “cool”. “White” is now perfectly acceptable to use as a somewhat demeaning term, and terms like “white male” and especially “old white guys” are often used in downright derogatory ways. When people talk of “old white guys”, many times they are disparaging a particular group of people and saying the people are boring, less desired/valued, no longer in fashion/a thing of the past or even symbolic of a hateful/racist past. It is seen as fashionable (even among many older white guys themselves!) to accept these kinds of word meaning associations. White people are almost expected to put themselves down and apologize for being White! It’s silly for someone to be individually “proud” of being a particular race, just as it’s silly for someone to be ashamed of the same thing.

I would love to see race/ethnicity NO LONGER have much impact on how an individual is viewed or treated.

As for the people who claim that Blacks and Native Americans still need all kinds of special treatment, GIVE ME A BREAK. There is no way to say that a particular Black person, just because they are Black, would have a harder time succeeding without a helping hand than would a White person. Affirmative action is counterproductive, patronizing and nothing more than officially-sanctioned racism. Having a bunch of different skin colors in a so-called “diverse” group doesn’t necessarily make the group any better or more diverse in any kind of meaningful way. Let’s quit pretending like it does.

bluegill on May 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

…maybe squaw pukeahontas can get medicine man to do victory dance to ghostly donkey in sky…cost mighty wampum but she win

jan3 on May 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Not everyone has administrative privileges to computers they check into HA with. If they are checking on breaks at work and so on, this is a problem. It is legitimate to let people know that the ads are intrusive.

Lily on May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Fair point. I stand chastened.

OneFreeMan on May 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Everytime I went to the right to scroll down the stories, I would inadvertently roll over the large Marc Anthony ad which kept opening up. It was so large that it was difficult to get around the ad without triggering it. The solutions you mention wouldn’t have helped.

And, I’m gonna take the shortcut through your lawn every chance I get you old grumpy man. ;)

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I’ll take my lumps, as Lily pointed out, the solutions are not available to everyone who comes here. Also, yes I may have been correctly accused of being grumpy from time to time. Sorry. However, I believe that if you are using Firefox and have NoScript installed, and the right domains blocked from using javascript, you will not get the kind of ads that can do that.

OneFreeMan on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM

UN takes up Warrens cause.

J/K It’s the Muslims fukin witchya.

BL@KBIRD on May 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

From the link you posted. US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations
UN’s correspondent on indigenous peoples urges government to act to combat ‘racial discrimination’ felt by Native Americans

Do you remember when the State of Oklahoma amended their state constitution? The new state constitution states that neither INTERNATIONAL LAW or SHARIA LAW could be applied in the state of Oklahoma….then a whole bunch of dim bulbs in the media made fun of the Okie legislators.

If their state constitution stands- there is currently an injunction, the UN can’t impose their will on the state of Oklahoma using International Law. The lefty’s are trying to make an end run around the United States Constitution by imposing International Law on the sovereign country of the United States of America.

The wolf isn’t at our door it’s inside our house.

Dr Evil on May 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM

…so what tribe is JugEars from?

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

.
Probably Bantu.

viking01 on May 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

.
Yes + + +.

listens2glenn on May 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Why would a socialist care about their ethnic background. Wouldn’t everyone be the same?

DDay on May 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

TugboatPhil on May 5, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I, too, have an Amerind in my ancestry only not as far back as Elizabeth Warren. My Great-Great grandmother was Kanienkehake (Mohawk. I am the fifth generation removed and have never, and would never claim to be Native American.The thing that bothers me in this Warren flap is that my ancestor was born in 1820 or thereabouts, Warren is claiming 2 more generations. That would make her ancestor somewhere in the late 18th century. The Cherokee were freely strolling around Mississippi and Tennessee back then, not Oklahoma. Andy Jackson hadn’t pushed them out yet. I think this woman will turn out to be a total fraud.

Boats48 on May 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Back in the 70′s when I was young and foolish, I visited The Combat Zone in Boston, a notorious collection of strip clubs. Anyway, there was a quite popular stripper there, Princess Cheyenne. She used to do her dance all dressed up in Indian gear and feathers. It couldn’t have been Prof. Warren working her way through college could it? Nothing to be ashamed of, I guess.

birdwatcher on May 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM


Try picture warren in a sqauw outfit with feathers in her hair.

Would look as rediculous as if she would dress up in a chinese oufit, because she is not chinese either

huntingmoose on May 5, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Leftists like to hide behind a claim of indigenous American ancestry to justify their claim of entitlement to dictate to white Americans. Not too long back, there was an article that revealed that large numbers of black democrats have long bought into the meme that black and indian Americans intermarried, but when they had their dna done, it revealed very few of them had any indigenous dna, they did have lots of white ancestry revealed through dna. It’s insulting to indigenous Americans to have their history exploited in this fashion. The left in Mexico, Central and South America have long perpetuated the lie that the Spanish and indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central and South America, lived in “peace and justice”, then the “English” came along and killed the indigenous peoples off. Their revisionism, tried to cover up how it was the Spanish that committed genocide against the indigenous peoples of those lands, and they certainly try and shout down any mention of the fact that when Mexico attempted to spread into what is now the southwestern US, they enslaved, tortured and killed, tribal peoples like the Utes, Apache and Navajo.

Elizabeth Warren treats the citizenry like dupes, she doesn’t even bother to think before she spews out another lie, another excuse. She’s gotten comfy not having to be accountable. She needs to be shown the door. I really would love to see the left’s favorite calling card left at her door. Some indigenous tribe, sue her for her exploitation of affirmative action for the indigenous, for her own profit, when being 1/32th of anything didn’t make her marginalized in any way, shape or form. If they don’t, it only reveals that they don’t actually believe that AA actually helps them, they only support it, as a means to discriminate against white Americans.

Ceolas on May 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

UN takes up Warrens cause.

The do nothing leftist communist UN? Is going to take up the case of
SackaofdaCrappa LOL !!!!

stormridercx4 on May 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Live by the race baiting sword, die by the race baiting sword.

Harvard should be forced to admit their folly. It’s about time they get embarrassed and publicly shamed.

After they fired their president (if not before) for suggesting gender based performance and inclination is a topic worth studying, they have ceased to fulfill their claims as an institution of higher learning.

scotash on May 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Warren is a disaster and I’ll be shocked if Brown doesnt win. I also think he will be courted as a VP nom in 2016 if Obama wins this year.

Brown is hardly Daniel Webster in terms of being a career beltway insider, but by 2016 he will have an international speed dial list that the GOP’s likely (hopefully) young, conservative, outside-of-DC potus nominee will both want and need.

Yes he can be/is a new england squish when looked at from texas or orange county cal, but he might be a good “older brother” counterpart to what I hope will be the first Gen X nominee.

The kind of brother who introduced you to Zepplin and Aerosmith and who drove you and your hoodlum pals home from parties and didnt tell your folks even though you puked in his Camaro.

Sacramento on May 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Mark Steyn provides an update on this today over at NRO:

FTA:

In my weekend column, I write about Harvard Law prof and Democrat Teepee Party candidate Elizabeth Warren, who can’t understand why anyone could possibly get the idea she’s been passing herself off as a Cherokee for most of her adult life. Well, maybe they got if from Harvard’s daily newspaper. From 1998:

Harvard Law School currently has only one tenured minority woman, Gottlieb Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren, who is Native American.

Emphasis mine. Harvard did hire her due to her claim of being a minority. Harvard proudly advertised this and she promoted it.

dogsoldier on May 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Ugh! Heap big problem!

MaiDee on May 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Oops forgot the link:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/299122/going-native-mark-steyn#

dogsoldier on May 5, 2012 at 4:31 PM

potentially cheating a -real- minority Ivy League graduate (someone like Barack Obama, for example) out of a Harvard teaching position.

ebrown2 on May 5, 2012 at 1:23 AM

OK, having trouble seeing problem there…..

roy_batty on May 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

I was talking about why -LIBERAL MA VOTERS- would be upset about it, not about the fact that the kind of blatant lies Warren tells are bad on their own.

ebrown2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Affirmative action is immoral as it is deeply terrible for our society. I propose direct action against it. I think we should all claim to be Native American. Let Elizabeth Warren be our guide to a non-racist future!

thuja on May 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I wonder if she’s the type of academic who would go all politically correct if I called her a squaw?

She needs to own it!

cane_loader on May 6, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I wish people would stop using the phrase “Native American” when referring to Amerindians. I and everyone born in America is by definition a native American. To reserve that phrase for Amerindians suggests all other Americans are mere interlopers, not the real thing, occupiers. It’s a subtle political ploy to enhance the status of Amerindians at the expense of everyone else. If some Amerindians don’t like to be called that then fine, I’ll go along with calling them whatever (non-insulting) description they want, but we non-Indian native Americans are as native American as they.

Chessplayer on May 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

This embarrassment comes courtesy of the curious American identity fetish.

Wrong on two counts: “Americans” have no such fetish. Leftist liberal Democrats who are citizens of the world are consumed by it, but they are incapable of embarrassment.

drunyan8315 on May 6, 2012 at 12:49 PM

“This is what happens when candidates don’t tell the truth,” he said.

‘Dick’ Blumenthal scoffs at you.

FineasFinn on May 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Amazing what becomes an issue and what does not. Take a look at all the criminals with a (D) after their names that get re-elected. Why does this lie stand above and beyond the lying crack heads that liberals gladly re-elect all the time?

Lizzy must have forgotten to re-read “How to Live Above the Law and Make Fortunes off the American People” liberal bible.

sdbatboy on May 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM

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