Too late for MA Dems to pull a Torricelli?

posted at 10:01 am on May 21, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Elizabeth Warren may be providing an embarrassing sideshow to the national Democratic effort, but in Massachusetts, she’s the main event.  Warren’s use of unsubstantiated claims to slight Cherokee heritage during her career damaged her credibility, but accusations of plagiarism may end up derailing Warren’s career.  Is it too late for Democrats in Massachusetts to find a new candidate?  The Boston Herald asked the question, and the answer is — unlikely, although not entirely impossible:

“The Democratic Party is really stuck,” countered University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. “They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they can’t get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.” …

Smith and some Democrats say the party can’t switch front-runners now — it’s probably too late for a big name that could attract big money to jump in and gather the 10,000 signatures needed by a June 5 deadline.

“They’re in a tough spot, but there’s not a lot they can do about it,” Smith said.

Warren had $10.9 million as of late March to Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s $15 million.

“There’s no one else who could get that money,” Democratic pundit Lou DiNatale said. “She herself was well known enough to attract that massive amount of money, so no, she’s not going anywhere.”

“Anyone who is talking about someone waiting in the wings to take her place simply doesn’t understand how the process works,” Democratic strategist Michael Goldman said, citing the tight filing deadline.

Oh, come now.  Democrats didn’t let issues like filing deadlines and state law prevent them from dumping Senator Robert Torricelli in 2002, when they fought to replace him with Frank Lautenberg when a campaign-finance scandal threatened to give the New Jersey seat to –gasp — a Republican!  The state Supreme Court ruled that the laws be damned, Democrats had the right to a candidate on the ballot who wasn’t about to get tossed on his ear by voters.

Besides, Democrats do have someone else on the primary ballot: Marisa DeFranco.  Last week, the immigration lawyer defended Harvard Law School for publicly proclaiming their coup in hiring a “woman of color,” but suggested that they could have expanded their palette beyond peach:

Warren’s primary opponent, Marisa DeFranco, who is trying to raise her profile in the race, is arguing that voters should be concerned about Warren’s “lack of a clear, consistent message” in response to the Native American controversy.

“I’m not sure what her answer is because it’s been so various,” DeFranco said today.

DeFranco said that, in general, it is commendable for universities to trumpet their hiring of minority professors. But she questioned why Harvard listed Warren as a minority.

“Come on, you have to look like a person of color,” she said. “You actually have to be a person of color.”

DiFranco has already qualified for the primary ballot, so Democrats wouldn’t have to get 10,000 signatures in just days to put an alternative up before the filing deadline.  If Warren withdrew, some of her campaign cash could certainly be transferred to DiFranco.  So why not just embrace the dark-horse challenger?  Unfortunately, Democrats in Massachusetts find themselves in a bind — no one’s ever heard of DiFranco, and now everyone’s heard of Warren’s problems with integrity.

They shouldn’t worry, though.  At some point this summer, when it becomes apparent that Warren couldn’t win a statewide contest for dogcatcher, Democrats will sue to get Vicki Kennedy on the ballot, claiming as they did in New Jersey that a withdrawal of the primary winner would present an unfair advantage to Republicans and that state laws should be ignored to get a poor, disadvantaged Kennedy on the ballot.  Knowing what we do of Massachusetts courts, we can expect the Torricelli option to be wide open.  And lest readers believe that such a move would demonstrate so much cynicism that it would never work, just remind yourselves of who represents New Jersey in the US Senate to this day.


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Why not Robt Kennedy Jr? A dash of the ol’ Kennedy magic?

Akzed on May 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Laws only apply to Republicans.

Yeah, they could “torch” Lisbeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren.

Thing is they’d need a mafia figure like Billy Jeff Clinton to warn her of the consequences if she doesn’t leave the race. IE: what Billy Jeff said to “Torch” to begin with, “Lisbeth, we’d HATE to see you end up in Ft. Marcy Park”.

wildcat72 on May 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Vicki Kennedy? Anybody that voluntarily married Ted Kennedy is not mentally competent enough.

RBMN on May 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Correction on Warren

By Katrina Trinko

took down my earlier post on Elizabeth Warren plagiarizing from the book Getting On the Money Track. On Amazon.com, the Warren book All Your Worth is listed as having been published January 9, 2006. As it turns out, that is the paperback publication date; the hardback book was published in March 2005. As such, it appears that Getting on the Money Track (published in October 2005) plagiarized from All Your Worth, not the other way around.

I apologize for the error.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/300504/correction-warren-katrina-trinko#

plewis on May 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Minnie Mouse lives in Orlando so she’s out.

VegasRick on May 21, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Wait, if they dump Warren, the “first woman of color” hired by Harvard Law, will the Democrats be making a sexist or a racist move?

Fallon on May 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Why would democrats want to replace Warren(?) – she is a classic/typical democrat and exactly the kind of candidate that democrat voters love – she is the perfect democrat candidate.

Pork-Chop on May 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Chinese Fire Drill!!

http://www.fiscalwars.wordpress.com

stout77 on May 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Spot in wildcat

Rules only for gop candidates

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Yep, just grab a (genuflect) Kennedy and shove ‘em in. The idiots will vote for them. Hell, the Dem’s could run Splash Kennedy for office and he’d probably win.

GarandFan on May 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

There were a few high profile people dipping thier toes into the waters. Once was a Mayor and another person that was in the running during the special election. Eventually, the dem machice got to all of them and they all dropped out leaving the Oakie as the front runner. The Dems probably wish that the machine they have use of is Wayback Machine. :D

Rich on May 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Obama, Van Jones, Warren, Weiner, Blago, Rangel, John Edwards, etc…I hope America has had their eyes open the past couple years to where the problem lies..Corruptocrats…

hillsoftx on May 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I’d watch RFK jr. He’s always hanging around.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I dunno. Is it too late for us to replace Romney?

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

But what about the cheek bones? She has the cheek bones folks.

dirtseller on May 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Why do the Democrats hate Native Americans?

dirtseller on May 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Why not Robt Kennedy Jr? A dash of the ol’ Kennedy magic?

Akzed on May 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Or how ’bout Sweet Caroline? New York, Massachusetts, what’s the difference for a poor orphan who lost her daddy? In the tradition of Heap Big Chief Swimming Wagon…

Steve Z on May 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM

…so… the dems lie, steal and cheat right in front of your face, knowing that the institutional media will look the other way!
That’s not normal the last few years?

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM

So why not just embrace the dark-horse challenger?

If this were the GOP, “dark-horse” would be considered racist.

Elizabeth Warren is the gift that keeps on giving. I have no problem with her believing that she has Native American heritage. Warren grew up in Oklahoma where that’s hardly a unique thing. What I do have problems with is when some pasty white woman who at best is 1/32 Cherokee qualifies as “Native American” for the purposes of preferential hiring at Harvard Law.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM

They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they can’t get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.

Too big to fail.

wash rinse spit repeat

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I’d watch RFK jr. He’s always hanging around.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I’m pretty sure that puberty voice of his will be more embarrassing than the Harvard pseudo-squaw.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

When your philosophy is too win at all costs, you don’t seriously consider a replacement unless you think that replacement has a better shot at winning.

NotCoach on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

“Come on, you have to look like a person of color,” she said. “You actually have to be a person of color.”

DiFranco has already qualified for the primary ballot, so Democrats…

Aaaiiiieeeee.

Their madness just never stops, does it?

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

“Come on, you have to look like a person of color,” she said. “You actually have to be a person of color.”

Wait, which is it? Be one or just look like one? Maybe universities could use a color guide, like when you’re buying carpet. Just hold it next to the applicants face; see where they fall on the advantaged/disadvantaged colored/not colored scale.

Go RBNY on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

the immigration lawyer defended Harvard Law School for publicly proclaiming their coup in hiring a “woman of color,” but suggested that they could have expanded their palette beyond peach

Ed is on fiyah this am.
++

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Isn’t it more logical that Mass voters are more comfortable keeping the Democrat candidate and dumping integrity? Problem solved!

cartooner on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Why not Robt Kennedy Jr? A dash of the ol’ Kennedy magic?
Akzed on May 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Yeah…women, especially single divorced women, would certainly flock to Bobbie Jr’s campaign….’cause he’s a Kennedy !!

BigSven on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I dunno. Is it too late for us to replace Romney?

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Johnny Mac is ready for duty. The question is, would anyone notice?

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Who they are kidding?

Hypocrisy, lying and plagarism are all resume enhancers in liberal-land. They’re considered career builders in Mass.

HumpBot Salvation on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

At some point this summer, when it becomes apparent that Warren couldn’t win a statewide contest for dogcatcher

Does MA have a catch-n-release policy, or can you catch-n-eat? I do hears they is delicious.

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

RFK, Jr. is the logical replacement. The Kennedy men used to have to hire someone to kill their women or take it upon themselves to drown them. RFK, Jr. is the first Kennedy to get the woman to take herself out. Talk about having ‘evolved.’

Change You Can Believe In!

NeoDawg on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Nah, what will happen is that suddenly Hillary Clinton will find herself to be a Massachusetts resident and a lifelong Red Sox fan. . .

rbj on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Torricelli was the Anthony Weiner of the Senate — i.e., there was no love lost between him and other politicians both there and in New Jersey in general. He also didn’t belong to any of the Democratic Party’s key protected classes, so throwing him overboard wasn’t a problem, and the fact that, like with the Eliot Spitzer kerfuffle, since the key driver of the Torricelli scandal was The New York Times was a signal to Democrats at other outlets that it was OK to go after this guy.

That’s not the case with Warren. The Times’ Boston subsidiary has done everything it can either not to report the scandal or blow it off as not an issue, while Liz still has protected status as a woman and as a minority. Add to that her connection to the Obama Administration and to important libs in Cambridge, and that means as of now, the Dems are loathe to touch her out of fear at what the backlash might be from some of the key special interest voting blocks they need in November.

jon1979 on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Where oh where is Martinia, er Margarita, er whatever her name is Coakley when you need her?

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Is it too late for Democrats to find a new candidate? The answer is — unlikely, although not entirely impossible

The same is true of the candidate who, from 1991 to 2007, through multiple revisions, had a bio that stated he was “born in Kenya”.

Does anyone really believe that the narcissistic Obama was unaware of what his own bio said for 16 years?

It doesn’t even matter if it was true or not. Either “born in Kenya” was a lie, or “born in Hawaii” is a lie.

Allahpundit’s last update to the Breitbart story ends with Miriam Goderich’s statement.

Does AP accept that as the end of the story?

Where did Miriam Goderich get the erroneous statement that Obama was “born in Kenya”?

She claims, “This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me”, but she doesn’t explain where she got that “fact” that she failed to check.

She claims, “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii.”

If you remember Bill Clinton, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”, then you must carefully parse Goderich’s statement.

If Obama had submitted a bio that matched what was published, i.e.,

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

…then it would be technically true that…

There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii.

That “and not Hawaii” gives her an out, because Obama did not submit a bio saying

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and not Hawaii and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

So, in a Clintonian sense, what Miriam Goderich said in her statement is not a lie.

Obama could have submitted “born in Kenya” in 1991 and “born in Kenya” in each of multiple revisions up until 2007 when he submitted “born in Hawaii”. He never once submitted, “born in Kenya and not Hawaii“.

Dig deeper, Ed and AP, dig deeper.

AP, specifically, did you trust Dan Rather’s producer, Mary Mapes?

Why do you trust Barack Obama’s publicist, Miriam Goderich?

ITguy on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Why do the Democrats hate Native Americans?

dirtseller on May 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Cue the Elizabeth Warren ad where she is looking out at the Boston skyline and shedding a single tear.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I’m pretty sure that puberty voice of his will be more embarrassing than the Harvard pseudo-squaw.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I don’t think the voice will be their problem, it’s what he’ll be using it to say.

While they love greens, RFK Jr. is to the left of Greenpeace and would be a complete and total embarrassment to the Dems if he actually managed to get elected, which I doubt will happen because he has none of the charisma of his dad, his uncle John, or even his drunken uncle Teddy.

teke184 on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Why not Robt Kennedy Jr? A dash of the ol’ Kennedy magic?

Akzed on May 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Run a convicted felon??

Yeah, why not…

Gingotts on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Anyone who is talking about someone waiting in the wings to take her place simply doesn’t understand how the process works,” Democratic strategist Michael Goldman said, citing the tight filing deadline.

Whew! This means the Democrats have only “one” presidential candidate! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Rovin on May 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

This is what happens when you wander off the Reservation.

ToddPA on May 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Nah, what will happen is that suddenly Hillary Clinton will find herself to be a Massachusetts resident and a lifelong Red Sox fan. . .

rbj on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Now she is a squaw !

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Cue the Elizabeth Warren ad where she is looking out at the Boston skyline and shedding a single tear.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

heh!!! For the uninformed, Nomad refers to a ubiquitous commercial shown frequently back in the 1970′s where a teary-eyed lone Indian saw people throwing trash out on the highway and litter strewn all over the place. It’s been a few years, but I remember that commercial. It was used to deter people from trashing the place.

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Cue the Elizabeth Warren ad where she is looking out at the Boston skyline and shedding a single tear.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

it oughta feature the lone Indian shedding a tear as Scott B sits down in Teddy Kennedy’s seat and smiles!

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Cue the Elizabeth Warren ad where she is looking out at the Boston skyline and shedding a single tear.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

heh!!! For the uninformed, Nomad refers to a ubiquitous commercial shown frequently back in the 1970′s where a teary-eyed lone Indian saw people throwing trash out on the highway and litter strewn all over the place. It’s been a few years, but I remember that commercial. It was used to deter people from trashing the place.

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

And, much like Warren, the actor in question was an Italian from New Orleans who passed as an Indian rather than a real one.

teke184 on May 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM

And, much like Warren, the actor in question was an Italian from New Orleans who passed as an Indian rather than a real one.

teke184 on May 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Did that Italian from new Orleans get a job at harvard law too? I mean, the cheekbones n’ such…..?

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM

WTH qualifies someone as a “person of color”?

I know Italian Americans, Ms. DiFranco, with darker skin than some oh my “Latino” friends. Do they qualify as POCs? Or would they have to trade the “i” at the end if their last name for an “ez”? Or perhaps add a “La” to their first name?

Even if Warren mounted a good defense of Native American ancestry does 1/32 really qualify her as a POC?

I think it’s absurd for Soledad O’Brien to call herself a POC and she’s 1/4 black. How many generations of her descendants will be POCs even if they all marry whites as she did?

Live by PC, die by PC. I love the smell of Schadenfruede in the morning!

Charlemagne on May 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM

heh!!! For the uninformed, Nomad refers to a ubiquitous commercial shown frequently back in the 1970′s where a teary-eyed lone Indian saw people throwing trash out on the highway and litter strewn all over the place. It’s been a few years, but I remember that commercial. It was used to deter people from trashing the place.

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Appropriate, since Iron Eyes Cody was no more Native American than Warren is.

swinia sutki on May 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Break out the Ouija board and let Ted decide. It’s his seat afterall.

rhombus on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

heh!!! For the uninformed, Nomad refers to a ubiquitous commercial shown frequently back in the 1970′s where a teary-eyed lone Indian saw people throwing trash out on the highway and litter strewn all over the place. It’s been a few years, but I remember that commercial. It was used to deter people from trashing the place.

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I’m not sure, but wasn’t the guy in the ad not even an indian.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Vicki Kennedy? Anybody that voluntarily married Ted Kennedy is not mentally competent enough.
RBMN on May 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Charming naiveté. We’re talking Massachusetts here. They kinda did vote for Ted.

eeyore on May 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Stuck. “You can never enter the same river twice.”

Bmore on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I’m not sure, but wasn’t the guy in the ad not even an indian.
rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Italian

eeyore on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I’m not sure, but wasn’t the guy in the ad not even an indian.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

teke says that he apparently was an Italian from New Orleans. No word on if he got hisself onto the Harvard Law staff or submitted for the Pow Wow Chow cookbook. FWIW, he did have high cheekbones.

jus sayin

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Knowing what we do of Massachusetts courts, we can expect the Torricelli option to be wide open.

Ed, maybe in the day of Ted Kennedy’s reign, but with death of Kennedy his power base has dissipated, it wasn’t transferred to anyone. (The political clout that would have been wielded by Ted Kennedy isn’t there anymore) Which I took as a sign from God that Massachusetts was finally out of the clutches of the Kennedy family. Not their shadow, but at least their iron handed grasp on the state of Massachusett’s politics.

We witnessed the signs of the wane of the clout of the Kennedy name when Caroline Kennedy dropped out of the New York- U.S. Senate race. It was a watershed moment, the daughter of John F Kennedy, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate from blue New York.

The Kennedy’s passed the torch to Obama so I guess we have to wait for Obama’s daughters to grow up, and run for something in Massachusetts ;)

Dr Evil on May 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Why not Robt Kennedy Jr? A dash of the ol’ Kennedy magic?

He is a resident of California and many people blame him for his wife’s suicide.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Break out the Ouija board and let Ted decide. It’s his seat afterall.

rhombus on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

maybe if you do that then Mary Jo could finally be reached for comment????

….*gurgle*….

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I’m not sure, but wasn’t the guy in the ad not even an indian.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Italian, I believe.

Bmore on May 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I said this earlier, but ‘Getting On the Money Track’ is based on an earlier PBS show ‘Money Track’.

Warren stole her info from the TV show?

faraway on May 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Fauxcahontas, the gift that keeps on giving.

Red Cloud on May 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Whitey Bulger is available.

Mr. D on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

reminds of that great line about a groin pull, if they do pull a Ttorricelli I hope it is their own.

deimos on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

They should bring Marsha back.

forest on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I need to hear what Charles Johnson thinks about this.

Naw, just kidding.

Red Cloud on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

John Edwards might be a suitable replacement if he can overcome a minor, technical legal glitch.

MaiDee on May 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM

BAWNEE!!!!!

rik on May 21, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Polling after the Cherokee stuff started shows it’s not affecting her; she’s been closing on Brown. This is Massachusetts, not reality, so laugh at your peril.

arhooley on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Obowma needs a firewater summit to insure Warren peace.

As 1/32 Blackfoot Indian, that’s not racist.

dthorny on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Italian, I believe.

Bmore on May 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Iron Eyes Cody represented himself as a… wait for it… Cherokee (and Cree) his entire career. A New Orleans newspaper revealed his Sicilian heritage in the late 90′s.

His adopted sons are truly Indians but he himself was not.

Eren on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM

That is the real issue. It isn’t uncommon throughout the southwest to have Indian bloodlines in your family lore. I do. But you don’t go proclaiming yourself “Native American” for any purposes. If you aren’t eligible to be registered you aren’t “Native American” in any sense; it’s just part of your biography.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I need to hear what Charles Johnson thinks about this.

Naw, just kidding.

Red Cloud on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Ugh

Eren on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Indian giver!

Wander on May 21, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I need to hear what Charles Johnson thinks about this.

Naw, just kidding.

Red Cloud on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

You’ll have to wait. He’s busy looking for whackjob comments to something posted at Fox Nation.

Go RBNY on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

She’ll be on the warpath if that happens!

She’ll get scalped at the polls!

Hope she isn’t savagely beaten!

What a trail of tears that would be!

Wander on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Elizabeth Warren may be providing an embarrassing sideshow to the national Democratic effort, but in Massachusetts, she’s the main event. Warren’s use of unsubstantiated claims to slight Cherokee heritage during her career damaged her credibility, but accusations of plagiarism may end up derailing Warren’s career. Is it too late for Democrats in Massachusetts to find a new candidate? The Boston Herald asked the question, and the answer is — unlikely, although not entirely impossible:

lol…Ed

Plagiarizing a cookbook isn’t going to end anyone’s career. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

If 0bama should not withdraw, after problems with his bio, then neither should Warren. She should stick to her guns tomahawk.

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

plewis on May 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I thought that had be reversed myself, maybe stealing recipes is the deal breaker.

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I need to hear what Charles Johnson thinks about this.

Naw, just kidding.

Red Cloud on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Is he still around?

sandee on May 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Pow Wow Chow and Bow Wow Chow need to be told, “Bye-Bye, Now!”

ITguy on May 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM

hmmm..

The Investor Protection Trust funded the MoneyTrack PBS series.

Founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct,

Seven of the firms agreed to pay a total of $80 million for investor education purposes.

IPT has funded investor education and protection initiatives totaling more than $17 million dollars. Those programs include the MoneyTrack national public television series, curriculum programs, public service announcements, …

Sounds like this has been a giant Dem slush fund for 20 years.

faraway on May 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM

The elephant in the room is this: Saying they won’t replace Warren shows they considered the idea. Mass dems discussed it. Many are saying the issues Warren has will not go away.

How can she face Brown in a debate without getting pummeled over her lies? Mass dems are saying they won’t replace her. I’ll wager they are figuring out…

HOW!

dogsoldier on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Plagiarizing a cookbook isn’t going to end anyone’s career. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

It does seem an odd thing for a LAW PROFESSOR to be done in over Plagiarizing a Gimmick Pseudo Ethnic Cookbook. However it’s been in publication for sometime since 1984, and someone has been selling it and making money off of it. There are copyright laws. A LAW PROFESSOR would know that.

Dr Evil on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

HOW!

dogsoldier on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

“HOW,” to you, too! Gottum any wampum?

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Dems want her scalp.

faraway on May 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

There are copyright laws. A LAW PROFESSOR would know that.

Dr Evil on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Look, I know a constitutional law professor that knows nothing about the Constitution. Not ours anyway.

faraway on May 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Just keep in mind how much of a scumbag blumenthal was and is and he won.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Where oh where is Martinia, er Margarita, er whatever her name is Coakley when you need her?

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

..think she’s out at Fenway Park looking for some Boston Bruin fans hands to shake or something.

The War Planner on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

There are copyright laws. A LAW PROFESSOR would know that.

Dr Evil on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The country has gone lawless. Laws are meaningless unless someone enforces them. 0bama and Holder are lawless, and set the tone.

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Shouldn’t we be ashamed of ourselves for hounding this poor, disadvantaged, downtrodden woman of color out of the race?

Naw.

Ventura Capitalist on May 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Where oh where is Martinia, er Margarita, er whatever her name is Coakley when you need her?

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

She’s too busy trying to put nannies away for life.

rik on May 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Hell, the Dem’s could run Splash Kennedy for office and he’d probably win.

GarandFan on May 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Hell, it seems splash’s cousin is already running the white house.

doublee on May 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

And Democrats complain about Bush v. Gore? Sheesh!

blammm on May 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

She’ll be on the warpath if that happens!

She’ll get scalped at the polls!

Hope she isn’t savagely beaten!

What a trail of tears that would be!

Wander on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

She spent the weekend in Boston bars, buying rounds of Firewater.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Warren can still get elected if she will follow my sage advice from the Dim-o-rat play book! She should call a press conference to confirm that she has always been an Indian but has just recently evolved into being a LESBIAN!! That shoud do the trick! Heck, even the NCAAP is now supporting perversion as a civil right!

Marco on May 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Isn’t the Mel Carnahan example the more outrageous?

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM

NAACP!!

Marco on May 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM

It does seem an odd thing for a LAW PROFESSOR to be done in over Plagiarizing a Gimmick Pseudo Ethnic Cookbook. However it’s been in publication for sometime since 1984,

Dr Evil on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

No odder than a publisher’s bio of the President with a 17-year old “typo” concerning the origins of his birth.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

The state Supreme Court ruled that the laws be damned, Democrats had the right to a candidate on the ballot who wasn’t about to get tossed on his ear by voters.

This illustrates a major part of the problem in our government currently.

Both parties feel entitled to be there. How dare we suggest that someone not of the two major parties be on the ballot or win an election! The horror! And it would most certainly be political blasphemy to suggest that one of the major parties not be represented on a ballot by whatever candidate they choose, even if that candidate has not met the lawful requirements to be on the ballot. Of course, they deserve to be there simply because they are the two major parties…

… or so they tell us. And sadly, the voters seem to continue to buy into the entitlement of the two major parties, as if there have never been other parties in our political system. We seem to forget that the GOP was once a ‘third party’.

gravityman on May 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM

“HOW,” to you, too! Gottum any wampum?

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I lost my head, couldn’t resist. All I can picture in a Brown Warren debate is an audience in war paint with drums laughing and whooping it up, being generally disruptive.

And it makes me laugh. I can’t help it.

The country has gone lawless. Laws are meaningless unless someone enforces them. 0bama and Holder are lawless, and set the tone.

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You said it!

dogsoldier on May 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

How can she face Brown in a debate without getting pummeled over her lies? Mass dems are saying they won’t replace her. I’ll wager they are figuring out…

HOW!

dogsoldier on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

This campaign is destined to be a textbook case study in how not to run for public office. Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the left, should have had a very easy time of it against Scott Brown. She’s hard left in a state that rewards radicals. She had the media behind her. She’s a Democrat……..

But she didn’t respond to the question of her “person of color” status quickly or adequately enough. And the snowball began to grow to the point that people are fact-checking the origins of her recipes in a publication called Pow Wow Chow. Hard to see how you bounce back from that.

Happy Nomad on May 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

There’s really zero reason to dump Warren.

Teddy murdered at least one woman and abused hundreds more in addition to being drunk 24/7. And they voted him in for decades.

In MA Dem circles, Warren’s resume enhancement barely merits a ‘Meh, whatevs’ reaction.

CorporatePiggy on May 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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