Warren: My parents had to elope because my mother was 1/16th Cherokee, or something; Update: A religious wedding for the elopement?

posted at 12:41 pm on June 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How worried has Elizabeth Warren become over the controversy surrounding her self-identification as a Native American at Penn and Harvard Law, both of which promoted her as an example of diversity?  At the beginning of the week, the Democratic Senate hopeful told her critics that she wouldn’t answer any more questions about the subject.  By yesterday, though, she picked up the phone and called one of those critics, the Boston Globe’s Brian McGrory, to explain herself further — and to tell an odd story about her parents’ courtship:

Warren gave far and away her most elaborate and emotional responses to questions over why she still believes she has Native American heritage, despite a lack of documented evidence. She revealed that her parents eloped because of tensions between their two families over her mother’s ancestry.

Her family is not known to have an official affiliation or any registration with an Indian tribe, and any sparse indications that a great-great-great grandmother had Cherokee blood would fall short of federal guidelines that would grant Warren minority status. Warren was born and raised in Oklahoma.

“In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues,’’ Warren said. “My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope.

“As kids, my brothers and I knew about that. We knew about the differences between our two families. And we knew how important my mother’s heritage was to her. This was real in my life. I can’t deny my heritage. I can’t and I won’t. That would be denying who my mother was, who my family was, how we lived, and I won’t do it.’’

Her claim to Cherokee ancestry has been that she has 1/32nd Native American ancestry.  Are we to believe that her father’s family objected to a marriage between their son and a woman who was 15/16ths not Native American?  To a woman who never bothered to claim membership in a Cherokee nation, and whose family never did either, according to Cherokee tribal authorities? That sounds more like desperation than “family lore.”

Twila Barnes, who has organized the protests against Warren and has challenged Warren on her genealogical claims, told Laura Ingraham yesterday that she and her fellow Cherokees have had enough of people claiming to have Cherokee heritage without tribal identification (via the Weekly Standard):

But when you’re Cherokee you grow up and you hear every single day somebody else saying they’re Cherokee or they have a great, great grandma who is a Cherokee princess, and it’s a real issue for the Cherokee people, all the people who claim they have an ancestry when they have no basis for that. It’s usually just a fictitious story somewhere that was invented, and when you do the genealogy it’s not there. And being Cherokee is not a race of people. It’s a nation of people. And we descend from a group of people who always stay with their nation.

Breitbart’s Michael Patrick Leahy has been following the Warren controversy, and plans to investigate this claim:

Last night, in a bizarre interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren tripled down on her Native American heritage claims, despite extensive debunking of her previous doubling down on those claims and thoroughly documented debunking of her original claims in excruciating detail here at Breitbart News. …

Ms. Warren’s parents, Donald Herring (1911-1997) and Pauline Reed (1912-1995), were married in Oklahoma some time before 1937. To date, this is the first time that Ms. Warren has offered the story that they were forced to elope because her father’s family so objected to her mother’s Native American heritage. Breitbart News is searching for evidence to corroborate what appears to be Ms. Warren’s bold claim about the circumstances of her parents’ marriage.

It’s possible that the Herrings eloped, although it seems very unlikely that they had to do so over unusually high cheekbones.  It’s also possible that Warren does have some Native American heritage.  But the claims keep getting more and more fantastic, with the lack of substantiation becoming clearer and clearer.  It also doesn’t address the central question of why Warren identified herself as Native American in a professional context and allowed Harvard Law to celebrate her as a “woman of color” when she made no attempt to identify otherwise with the Cherokee nation and clearly had never felt any professional or economic disadvantage over that supposed heritage.  In that sense, she provided false cover for Harvard Law to claim a diversity that clearly didn’t exist at the time in their faculty.

Update: Of course, maybe Warren prefers this topic than the issue reported over at the Boston Herald.  Howie Carr has a few words for the self-described intellectual inspiration for the Occupy movement about her profits on foreclosure flips:

Granny wrote in 2000 that foreclosure sales “are notorious for fetching low prices.” And boy, would she know.

Here’s a foreclosed property she picked up in Oklahoma City at 2123 NW 14th St. for $4,000 in 1993. She transferred it to her brother and his wife in March 2004 and they sold it for $30,000 in February 2006.

Those kinds of returns make you a 1 percenter like Granny. That, and cashing in on a racial spoils system you have no business taking advantage of.

The prior owners of the $4,000 house were Richard and Shelley Walter, who had a son who served as a Marine in Iraq. I wonder if they’ve read Granny’s impassioned attacks on foreclosures: “Foreclosure rates are skyrocketing. Is it a civil right to lose that home in a sheriff’s auction?”

It is if Granny Warren’s picking up some good stuff cheap, a la Bain Capital. Let’s move on to another foreclosure, this one on 500 NW 18th St. in her hometown. She’s listed as the mortgagee on a $55,000 mortgage taken out by her brother John in 1992.

In 1998, John Herring sold the foreclosed house for $140,000.

The people who lost their home this time to greedy Granny were D.L. and Sue Trent. At least they can take solace in the fact that the former Elizabeth “Red” Herring feels their pain: “Thus foreclosures harm other homeowners both by encouraging additional foreclosures by reducing home sale prices, while decreased property values hurt local businesses and reduce state and local tax revenues.”

Won’t be too much longer before we start seeing Vicki Kennedy raising her public profile, I suspect …

Update II: Breitbart claims to have found the marriage certificate of Donald Herring and Pauline Reed, Warren’s parents, which shows that the eloping couple had a church religious wedding not too far from home:

Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens’ parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat, located approximately 14 miles from Wetumpka, Oklahoma, which both the 21-year-old groom, Donald J. Herring, and 19-year-old bride, Pauline Reed, declared as their residence. …

According to the document, the marriage was performed by Sidney H. Babcock, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South of Holdensville, Oklahoma.

Typically, couples that elope do not marry in a church, or in their place of residence.

Update III: Michael Leahy e-mails me to say that they’re reporting just that a pastor married them, not that they got married in a church — although Breitbart is investigating to see if that’s the case.


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Darn those pesky things called facts.

RSbrewer on June 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Madam, your son is not Iro-Garian.
He’s actually HungRish.

/

massrighty on June 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I stand corrected…. Come to think about it, he did eat quite a lot as a teenager… Does this means he qualifies for an extra helping of food stamps?

kringeesmom on June 1, 2012 at 2:29 PM

She’s been laying awake at night to come up with this lame ass excuse?

kirkill on June 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Well I heard it was Ted Kennedy’s seat….next we can hear about is her waitress sandwiches with DWS.

Conservative4Ever on June 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Curse you for that mental image! May you encounter a Miami zombie at lunch hour.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I hope that mineral exploration folks are ready. With the rate that she’s digging herself into that hole she ought to be hitting something valuable anytime now.

Browncoatone on June 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

That’s some deep, sticky doo doo.

claudius on June 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

So, is she saying her father’s parents were white supremacists?

claudius on June 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Hey Lizzie! STOP DIGGING!

GarandFan on June 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Well I heard it was Ted Kennedy’s seat….next we can hear about is her waitress sandwiches with DWS.

Conservative4Ever on June 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Curse you for that mental image! May you encounter a Miami zombie at lunch hour.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I do believe I was gagging as I was typing that. Not sure why I continued. :P

Conservative4Ever on June 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

This story is not like the others, or has she declared herself the daughter of the “first” elopers in Oklahoma (to have a religious ceremony or whatevs)?

She seems so intent on being the “first” of something.

Fallon on June 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM

She’s gone fully delusional.

BTW, is she a lesbian? I see no other explanation for her choices of haircut, pants, and shoes.

LASue on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

BTW, is she a lesbian? I see no other explanation for her choices of haircut, pants, and shoes.

LASue on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

That’s left-handed lesbian african indian quadruple amputee to you.

NoDonkey on June 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

BTW, is she a lesbian? I see no other explanation for her choices of haircut, pants, and shoes.

LASue on June 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I think that style is called Faculty Lounge Chic.

Flange on June 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM

In Nazi Germany one could have 1/4 Jewish blood and not be sent to the camps, although other forms of discrimination were applied. Warren’s grand parents would have had to be more racist than the Nazis.

claudius on June 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

That’s left-handed lesbian african indian quadruple amputee to you.

NoDonkey on June 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Don’t forget lactating. That’s an important one.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM

It’s becoming increasingly clear this woman is a pathological liar.

On the plus side, not only is that not a disqualifier, but it’s a cause for praise in a Democrat candidate!

makattak on June 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Being married by a preacher is not evidence against eloping, Ed. Your Catholicism is showing. My husband and I eloped, and we were married by a pastor. Typically, some retired protestant preachers (and those ordained by mail, but still legal) supplement their income by marrying young couples who don’t plan ahead well. We went to the Justice of the Peace, but they were full- there was a bulletin board at the courthouse with the names of preachers willing to marry couples for a small fee. We picked one and headed over there and were married in the living room of his trailer. We told our families about it 3 days later. That was 30 years ago, so it stuck.

According to my own family lore we have Welsh and native American and one American President in our background. Genealogical research finds the Welsh story was a misunderstanding of a county name, the native American nowhere to be found, and the Presidential ancestor was actually the President’s housekeeper.

I have no doubt that her ‘family lore’ does include a story of Indian ancestry. We pretty much all have similar family lore. We just don’t all get to be called ‘people of color’ by employees needing some diversity cover.

DeputyHeadmistress on June 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

If there was an elopement, maybe it was just the old fashioned in a hurry reason

SarahW on June 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Well, at least now we know why Democrat Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick didn’t want to let Elizabeth Warren answer the Reporter’s question herself yesterday.

I can’t wait to hear what stories she decides to tell at the Massachusetts Democrat Convention this weekend!

More popcorn please!

wren on June 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The new story is lame.

Perhaps it really is her family lore.

However, a family story is not enough justification to sign yourself up to benefit from a system that is designed to help the people growing up on reservations rather than people that are so white they have to go back 4-5 generations to find some color.

JadeNYU on June 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Okay – Warren is just making S*IT – she is a typical piece of democrat trash.

Pork-Chop on June 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

However, a family story is not enough justification to sign yourself up to benefit from a system that is designed to help the people growing up on reservations rather than people that are so white they have to go back 4-5 generations to find some color.

JadeNYU on June 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

This absurd and inane story is enough justification to end the indefensible farce that is affirmatative-action in this country.

We’re all minorities now.

NoDonkey on June 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

One lie begets another lie begets another lie begets another lie……but the lies go unnoticed when you’re living in a large psychopathic institution aka Massachusetts..which I believe Sugar Freak-Mayor Bloomberg originally come from.

MaiDee on June 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Does the hag have a husband and what does he do for a living? Wanna bet he is a “businessman” ala Mr. Pelosi and Mr. Feinstein?

peacenprosperity on June 1, 2012 at 2:04 PM

IIRC, her husband is also a law professor (although apparently they have both dabbled in “business” on the side, e.g., buying foreclosed houses and re-selling them at much higher prices).

According to one of the commenters here (rockmom?), Warren got her job at U/Penn Law mainly because they wanted to hire her husband, who has much better legal credentials than Warren, and the husband insisted that Warren get a teaching gig too. It’s not clear yet if Warren’s phony “Native American” minority status was used to help the Penn hiring committee make up their minds, but on the timelines I’ve seen, that seems to be around the same time that Warren started being reported as a minority in those law faculty publications. At her prior jobs, she was not listed that way.

AZCoyote on June 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

although the whole story is amusing, I fear that if it continues she will be looking for a Teddy K type to give her a ride home…

…but if it doesn’t continue, she will probably get elected…

so my question is…do they make a 3 sided coin where 2 out of 3 come up on the first option?

teejk on June 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

She must have watched the Hatfields & McCoys.

tacodawn on June 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

dumbing down…is this woman really a Harvard prof??? hard to believe it…

jimver on June 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I’ve heard many times of red herrings.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a blue Herring.

Yiwen on June 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I wonder if the “had to elope” reason given was a cover for the more typical reason for “had to elope” back in those days, and the Harvard professor was just too sturpid to see through it.

krome on June 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

“is this woman really a Harvard prof??? ”

Another reason to cut out this affirmative action nonsense. Harvard was so desperate for an American Indian (I won’t use ‘Native American’ because that includes nearly 250 million people)law professor (real or otherwise) that Warren’s only qualification was the ability to spell L-A-W-E correctly.

MaiDee on June 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM

jimver on June 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

guess you are starting to see why she had to claim native lactating female status…without all that she may have gotten a job at the McD drive-up window…gotta love affirmative action huh?

teejk on June 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Congratulations to the Massachusetts Democratic Party for proving they could find their own version of a Christine O’Donnell to lose what should have been an easy seat in the US Senate and to embarrass the national party along the way.

Thank God Brown’s not an idiot.

funky chicken on June 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM

It appears that Warren’s mother told her family many tall tales and also had a strong fixation on being an Native American Indian.

And it also appears that in Elizabeth’s case the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

RJL on June 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

funky chicken on June 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Good to see you again. Where ya been?

a capella on June 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Howie Carr’s article is stupid and the personalized nature of the attacks is really obnoxious. So the Warrens bought a foreclosed house and sold it later (hopefully after making some repairs). A person can recognize that it’s sad when somebody loses a home but still make business decisions to buy/sell properties.

I’m surprised the Herald published that piece, and pretty surprised to see it quoted here by Ed.

funky chicken on June 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

“I can’t deny my heritage. I can’t and I won’t.”

Lady, you’re not really an Indian. What don’t you get about this?

Allahs vulva on June 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Wetumpka, Oklahoma, which both the 21-year-old groom, Donald J. Herring, and 19-year-old bride, Pauline Reed, declared as their residence. …

Ed,
Then Breitbart ought to hire a genealogist instead of wasting time of elopement vs church because it’s her 3X great-grandmother she is claiming had Cherokee, right? Just quickly following the census back as far as I can get with this info it looks like the blood-line would have to be from her mother’s (Pauline Reed) father’s (Harry G. Reed) mother who was named Hannie (Hannah), born in MO about 1876, both parents born MO. What was Hannah’s maiden name? Warren’s mother’s father’s line goes to Harry G. Reed, born about 1873 IL, father Ohio and mother IL/US which usually indicates naturalized citizen. So that great-grandmother was an emigrant and not an Indian.

It’s one thing for Warren to pass herself off as an Indian based on nothing more than family lore, many of us have that lore in our families, but it ought to be a bigger story that during the era of ‘diversity’ the big universities chose to use her to fill a quota rather than a documented minority.

Texas Gal on June 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Do the Warrens have children that are claiming affirmative action privileges as well?

Perhaps that’s why she’s clinging to this for dear life, to protect her kids’ jobs.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

pollysgranddaughter.com has meticulously traced Warren’s heritage, with full documentation.

No evidence of any Cherokee ties.

byepartisan on June 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Do the Warrens have children that are claiming affirmative action privileges as well?

Perhaps that’s why she’s clinging to this for dear life, to protect her kids’ jobs.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Two children, three grandchildren.

Begs an interesting question. What type of “privileges” should be granted to someone who is 1/64th Native American, anyway

byepartisan on June 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

a capella on June 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Wandering the lonely wilds of political orphanhood. LOL.

funky chicken on June 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

pollysgranddaughter.com has meticulously traced Warren’s heritage, with full documentation.

No evidence of any Cherokee ties.

byepartisan on June 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Thanks, I see I was right. There is no Cherokee there.

Texas Gal on June 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Wait, Wait, Wait.

The Globe article has another quite from Warren that
needs to be looked at.

When talking about her parents’ marriage she said that
it was difficult for the family – when asked why, she said
that it was because one half was Cherokee, the other half
was Delaware.

Now, is she also claiming that one parent was Cherokee (her
Mom) and the other (her Dad) was Delaware Indian?

I can’t wait for Breitbart to dig up the official photos of the wedding party her parents had. Wonder if they both wore their tribe’s traditional headdresses?

sultanp on June 1, 2012 at 4:51 PM

A representative of the reality based community…

bitsy on June 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

The photo for this thread looks like she’s saying:

“I’m this much Indian.”

Browncoatone on June 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

This lady is the gift that keeps on giving. Hell, I could win an election against her.

JLPicard on June 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Are those flames spouting from her pants?

MJBrutus on June 1, 2012 at 5:24 PM

If I read the certificate correctly, the application was issued on January 2, 1932, a Saturday, and the certificate of marriage was filed on January 4, 1932, a Monday. The certificate does NOT state the date or the specific place of the marriage ceremony.

Ira on June 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Kissmygrits on June 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Beats Dead Horse is her indian name.

Left Coast Right Mind on June 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Are we to believe that her father’s family objected to a marriage between their son and a woman who was 15/16ths not Native American? To a woman who never bothered to claim membership in a Cherokee nation, and whose family never did either, according to Cherokee tribal authorities? That sounds more like desperation than “family lore.”

Heck, yeah, it is. My ex’s great-grandmother was 1/16th Cherokee and could prove it.

Warren is an embarressment to herself. If MA elects her instead of Walker, then that says quite a bit about MA citizens…

ladyingray on June 1, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Why doesn’t someone check the newspaper to see if someone placed a wedding announcement or an engagement announcement.

21-year-old groom, Donald J. Herring, and 19-year-old bride, Pauline Reed,

21 years old do you suppose his parent’s wanted him to wait till he was older and established in his employment before he got married?

Or perhaps the Herrings just new that bat shit crazy ran in Liz’s mother’s side of the family?

Dr Evil on June 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

1. Seems to me there must be lots of second and third cousins descended from the same Choctaw Granny? Can Breitbart’s organization track down someone else from the family to either support or refute this claim?

2. Seems to me she could have her DNA tested for ancestry to prove or disprove once and for all?

kooly on June 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I’ve heard many times of red herrings.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a blue Herring.

Yiwen on June 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Either way they are best pickled or smoked choomed.

oldroy on June 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Well, her maternal grandfather’s name was Harry G Reed according to search I just started on Ancestry.com. He was born in Illinois with his father stated born in Ohio and mother born unk/US.

Maternal grandmother, Hannie, was born in Missouri with both parents stated born in Missouri.

Ancestry.com does not have Oklahoma marriage certificates in its database.

Greyledge Gal on June 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM

“Only minutes later, though, while waxing on her Native American heritage, she said, ‘It’s who I am, it’s how I grew up. It’s part of the home I grew up in. It’s me, part of me, through and through. I can’t change that.’”

So, where are the stories about the American Indian rituals in which she and her family participated, and about the get togethers with other American Indian family members?

Ira on June 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Interesting to not that just 100 years ago or so, folks would hide Native-American ancestry, especially in the Southwest. Now it’s “cool”.

Just an observation.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 1, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Princess Mountin’ Lyin’ of the OMG Sue.

Next she’ll have a story about finding a scalp in her granny’s hope chest that’ll turn out to be gramp’s moth-eaten toupee.

profitsbeard on June 1, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Can’t we all just be Americans for cripes sake? (Assuming we’re not too ashamed of our country to lie to our literary agent).

Nicole Coulter on June 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM

My family has always been in fear of Hera’s wrath because one of my ancestors was the result of a mortal’s dalliance with Zeus.

I know this is true because my mother contributed a recipe for ambrosia to an elementary school cookbook, proving that I’m 1/32nd Greek god.

malclave on June 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Occam’s razor suggests Elizabeth Warren claimed a dubious Native American descent to get ahead in academmia.

Illinidiva on June 1, 2012 at 8:31 PM

she’s either a toddler or has NPD. like the child that you watched rough housing- and they break a lamp. you saw them break the thing but they will screech, wail and plead, stomping their feet and punching themselves about how they didn’t, it wasn’t them as they valiantly try to avoid any punishment. how dare you , you fiend , blame and make them face any sort of accountability! that or it’s classic NPD.

her claims will continue to get more and more outlandish and less and less proveable. ( and believe it or not someone in her campaign is doing a heroic job restraining her . they deserve a presidential medal or something). because her robo-response about “hammered middle class families” wasn’t getting any traction( i bet her campaign foisted this on her to try to shut her up), she will continue to project outward and lash and lash at enemies aka anyone who dares question or oppose her views and view of reality. after all it’s HER reality alone- even if card carrying Cherokees object.

if you’ve never seen a stubborn and theatrically inclined toddler told ‘no’ or a someone with NPD with their petard feathers fully ruffled- well, now you have. she is clearly, as those with NPD usually, sadly are, oblivious to the fact that she brought this all upon herself. to her, she’s under siege and heroically defending herself. it’s distorted and borderline delusional. or maybe she’s just a shameless ethically challenged liar. either way, it’s incredibly dysfunctional and can be of great harm to anyone-including constituents- she feels she has a right to authority over.

there are plenty of reasons people elope- usually because the parents simply do not like someone’s beau or think the couple are too young. it doesn’t automatically sum out to Eloping =Cherokee. if this substantiated her ethnicity claim than “ i am not guilty because i say i am not and my mother says i am not so the court must find me not guilty.” should work in a court of law.

she teaches law? fascinating. why do i have the feeling the Lise Watina and obama’s chief obamacare lawyer Supreme probably use the same sort of legal reasoning to similar effect.

the cheekbones tale of grand maw maw didn’t work. the documents that said “indian” on them are not there. the crab recipes didn’t win any one over. “my mother told me” didn’t work. the media shield courtesy the boston globe refused to stay up and functioning. actual members of the cherokee tribe have schooled everyone willing to listen about what being a tribe member would constitute- including a cherokee genealogist who has provided hundreds of years of documentation on warren’s indian-free family tree. and now warren pulls this out? she can’t help herself and won’t let anyone help her- she can’t stop. the democrats are going to have to pull her plug- she ain’t going to back down.

mittens on June 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM

This is fun but she’s going to get knocked out too early and Brown will be running against someone else.

By the way, this all reminds me of William Safire’s brilliant invention of the term “congenital liar” to describe Hillary Clinton. It’s not often that someone coins a real oxymoron. Warren fits this description to a T.

Pythagoras on June 1, 2012 at 8:49 PM

This is fun but she’s going to get knocked out too early and Brown will be running against someone else.

By the way, this all reminds me of William Safire’s brilliant invention of the term “congenital liar” to describe Hillary Clinton. It’s not often that someone coins a real oxymoron. Warren fits this description to a T.

Pythagoras on June 1, 2012 at 8:49 PM

YES. If the two campaigns have released tax returns, hers needs a good going over.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 8:56 PM

So, where are the stories about the American Indian rituals in which she and her family participated, and about the get togethers with other American Indian family members?

Ira on June 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Did they tie her up by her nips like in “Dances with Wolves”? Maybe that was “Funny Girl”, I get me movies mixed up.

arnold ziffel on June 1, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Occam’s razor suggests Elizabeth Warren claimed a dubious Native American descent to get ahead in academmia.

Illinidiva on June 1, 2012 at 8:31 PM

No! Nobody came to that conclusion before now!

This story for all its entertainment value is really beginning to tick me off. We started out with the “high cheekbones” and “family lore” excuse. Then there was the “I didn’t know Harvard was calling me Native American” defense. Then there was the “okay I told them but only after I got the job” explanation. And now we are supposed to believe that Oklahoma is filled with bigots who hate Native American.

Just how stupid does this woman think we are?

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I am tired of chasing this woman’s rabbits. That’s all she’s released another rabbit to distract everyone’s attention. It doesn’t pass the smell test she has no Cherokee ancestry so how could anyone’s parent’s be upset about nonexistent fractional fictional ethnicity?

Newspaper Archives.

When someone get’s married there is usually an announcement including who attended the wedding.

Her parents are both Dead.

Dr Evil on June 1, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Her fingers indicate she has told a small lie.

Her actions indicate she has told a rather large one.

rukiddingme on June 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Her fingers indicate she has told a small lie.

Her actions indicate she has told a rather large one.

rukiddingme on June 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM

…and here I thought she had seen JugEars ‘streaking’ someone on the golf course, and was describing what she saw!

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Doesn’t this dummy just know when to stfu?

Sheesh.

Defenestratus on June 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

It’s becoming increasingly clear this woman is a pathological liar.

makattak on June 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

…which means that she’s a qualified Obama replacement!!…

…Just a few more of those electroshock treatments…

landlines on June 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

funky chicken on June 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Thread winner!

What an observation! The Tea Party fielded a character, indeed. And has been roasted for it.

The difference is that Harvard is supposed to exemplify the best character, ethics and behavior.

Moreover, the Republican woman never so hypocritically used a program for her own benefit through what is apparently a fraud.

This is worse than Christine, this worse than stealing tax money.

IlikedAUH2O on June 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Will somebody get the ducttape out and tape that woman’s mouth already!?! Geez!

DDP1966 on June 2, 2012 at 3:49 AM

I guess she can’t get enough of this

Dollayo on June 2, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Check out that old song “Indian Reservation” (Cherokee Nation)

“…and all the beads we made by hand, are now-a-days made in Japan.”

No wonder she needs the job.

Don L on June 2, 2012 at 7:27 AM

This is just another absurd illustration of a lib policy. It was used by She Who Won’t Change Horses In Midstream for self promotion with no documentation and accepted by those fine institutions of higher learning who lack, shall we say, any modicum of ethics, to fulfill a federal requirement. The Nanny Mayor of NY also applies pretzel logic to deny his voters the choice of a drink size while promoting doughnuts, all in the name of saving them from themselves and forcing them to recognize that they are all fat. The squirrels in my back yard make better decisions.

Kissmygrits on June 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM

On Saturday, Massachusetts delegates will meet in their state’s Democrat party convention.

A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE MASSMUTUAL CENTER

Massachusetts Democrats must really hate minorities

J_Crater on June 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Maybe her father’s family became suspicious when their son brought his fiancee to dinner and she was in full war paint and chewing Buffalo hide to soften it up for a coat she was sewing with deer antler needles for her future husband because the teepee leaked.

That reminds me. My parents told me that all homo sapiens originated from Africa. I guess that makes me 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 African-American. I think I’ve been missing out on the freebies.

BMF on June 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Pathological.

stout77 on June 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I can’t believe Warren is two points behind Brown. Ann Coulter was correct. Personal character is irrelevant to Democrats.

Lothar on June 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Nobody’s asking you to deny your heritage, genius… just demonstrate it.

The Schaef on June 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM

The Massachusetts Democrat Party has decided that Elizabeth Warren is the best candidate they have, to run against Senator Scott Brown.

SPRINGFIELD — Fearing a costly and potentially damaging primary, the Democratic establishment at yesterday’s convention went all in for Elizabeth Warren — warts and all — as party leaders muscled out her longshot rival, allowing the embattled candidate to focus on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown

And the Democrats have picked a candidate, and we’re ready to go forward,” said Warren, fresh off her historic win of 95.7 percent of the 3,554 delegates.


The jaw-dropping victory — featuring the largest margin of any Democratic candidate in the party’s history — gives Warren a chance to shake off the scandal and move on.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20220603landslide_liz_ready_for_brown_showdown/srvc=home&position=0

Lothar is right. The leaders of the Democrat Party in Massachusetts have now proven that personal character is STILL completely irrelevant to them. Of course, re-electing Teddy Kennedy and Bwarney Frank for decades were early clues for those who were willing to see them.

I can’t believe Warren is two points behind Brown. Ann Coulter was correct. Personal character is irrelevant to Democrats.

Lothar on June 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

This election season is going to be tons of fun!

Let the games begin!

wren on June 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Warren madness

Curse you for that mental image! May you encounter a Miami zombie at lunch hour.

Lost in Jersey on June 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Miami ? The mid sized city Miami , Oklahoma?

It is pronounced Miamuh in Oklahoma.

seven on June 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM

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