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Compliant press paints Warren’s avoidance of press as charming

posted at 11:08 am on November 16, 2012 by

Her first press conference didn’t go so well in her home state, so why up the ante by taking questions once she gets to Washington?

As Elizabeth Warren walked through the marble corridors of the Capitol on Tuesday, she tried assiduously to keep a low profile. Walking arm in arm with Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Warren passed paintings of historic politicians, busts of former vice presidents, and the doors to the Senate floor they will enter once sworn in.

A small gaggle of reporters awaited one of the rising stars in Washington, and Warren knew it. She leaned into Baldwin and was overheard saying, “Pretend you’re talking to me.”

She answered no questions, and strolled into a luncheon as reporters from the biggest news organizations in the country scolded themselves for not getting more information.

It was a completely different feel from the day 2½ years ago when the last new Massachusetts senator entered the building. Legions of reporters awaited Scott Brown, who seemed happy to accept the mantle of stardom that Washington was offering. He shook hands with nearly everyone who extended one. Reporters and camera crews fought for space and congressional aides applauded and snapped photos as he walked the hallways.

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Warren seems eager to avoid any type of similar atmosphere. She does not seem interested in taking any advice from Brown (they have not had a meeting yet, and none is scheduled), and it was Brown on Tuesday who held the press conference in the Capitol, not Warren.

Neveryoumind that her behavior looks an awful lot like a newly elected public official unwilling to expose herself to any questions for the sake of the public. This is actually evidence of an admirable “low-key” humility, unlike that dastardly Scott Brown. Much like Obama, when Warren’s really bad at stuff, it will only be because she’s such an awesome person. Gonna be a fun six years.

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Outside the rez things are a little strange and difficult for her.

claudius on November 16, 2012 at 11:16 AM

What ever happened to their un-official slogan: “Afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted?”

Fred 2 on November 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Further proof that they really are grooming her for national office. Can’t allow her to commit any gaffes or say anything that might be used against her in a national campaign. She has the Senate seat for as long as she wants it.

She will be the Democrats’ Presidential nominee in 2020.

rockmom on November 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

She will be the Democrats’ Presidential nominee in 2020.

rockmom on November 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Well. That will nail down the Native American vote for sure.

rich801 on November 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM

She will be the Democrats’ Presidential nominee in 2020.

rockmom on November 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Warren is already ancient in presidential political terms. 8 years from now she’ll be in her deep 70s. My hope is she’s a one-termer, as I fully intend to find a way to get her prosecuted for practicing law in Massachusetts without a law license. The fraud will go no further.

BKennedy on November 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Gonna be a fun six years.

Like Brown, doesn’t she, as a new senator, have to stand for re-election in two years?

And give Fauxahantas a break! She has a fake intellect to protect.

Or as they say down home, “‘Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, rather than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

GarandFan on November 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

From a gaggle of morons to a moron. Birds of a feather.

pat on November 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Lap dogs will always only be lap dogs.

dczombie on November 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Maybe Squaw Warren is avoiding the press, be cause she is offended that the media is not properly celebrating her status as the first Senator from Massachusetts who has Native American Heritage.

Elizabeth Warren: I Would Be MA’s First Native American Senator

Let the celebrations begin! Every American should know about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American roots!

wren on November 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

She will be the Democrats’ Presidential nominee in 2020.

rockmom on November 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Do you really think they will wait so long?

Valkyriepundit on November 16, 2012 at 2:23 PM

wren on November 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Thanksgiving is next week so obviously she was focused on that event where the white folk eat with the not so white folk.

I did find it interesting that she walked arm and arm with Tammy Baldwin. Boston and Madison have a lot in common.

I’d write more except my dog needs water and the noise of a dog drinking from an empty bowl is bugging me. I’ll take care of that and be right back.

teejk on November 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Thanksgiving is next week so obviously she was focused on that event where the white folk eat with the not so white folk.

teejk on November 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Thanksgiving! Oh I do hope the Cambridge MA natives will be celebrating with authentic Indian dish’s from Pow Wow Chow.

The Pow Wow Chow cookbook . . .marks the first time [Elizabeth Warren] “comes out,” as it were, as an Indian, two years before she checked the box on the Penn Law School employment application form and began her meteoric rise in race-quota obsessed academia. Consider Pow Wow Chow her spring training, her exhibition season in lying about her alleged heritage. Within just a few years . . . she had transformed herself into Harvard’s “first woman of color.” . . .

Of the three allegedly Indian recipes she contributed to Pow Wow Chow, two were cribbed directly from The New York Times’ French-restaurant critic, who had been the chef at the most expensive Gallic restaurant in Manhattan, Le Pavilion. The chef said one of the recipes – for cold crab omelet – was a favorite dish of those well-know sachems and medicine men, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Cole Porter.

I’m sure the New York Times will want to cover these celebrations!

wren on November 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Heap big phony Injun Senator from Ugly-Head [literal meaning of “Kennedy”] Land…

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