Unlike Ms. Warren, no one has ever alleged that President Obama may have secured employment due to his claim of Native American ancestry. Like Ms. Warren, however, the President puts forth his claim with emphatic certitude, although until now no one has sought to ask him to provide evidence to prove it.

Like Ms. Warren, the proof the President has offered to date does not go beyond “family lore”–though he, at least, has not yet offered the Pow Wow Chow cookbook as evidence of his Cherokee ancestry.

Unlike Ms. Warren, the President has a family member who, though strongly opposed to the President’s political philosophies, firmly believes the family lore of Cherokee heritage–though he quickly acknowledges that he, like the President, has no concrete evidence to support that belief.