Lie-a-watha, Fauxcahantas, Crocagawea, Betty Buckskin…call her what you like as long as you call her the senior senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
The unresolved Native American question is seen as a potential campaign issue.
Politico said Warren admitted she initially “fumbled” when reporters first asked her about it.
When Brown picked up the drumbeat, Warren said, “He attacked my dead parents. I was hurt, and I was angry.”
“I was stunned by the attacks.”
Politico’s report recites Warren’s oft-repeated claim of family lore, without any new documentation: “Everyone on our mother’s side — aunts, uncles, and grandparents — talked openly about their Native American ancestry. My brothers and I grew up on stories about our grandfather building one-room schoolhouses and about our grandparents’ courtship and their early lives together in Indian Territory.”
He attacked your dead parents?
What, like those cannibals in Pakistan who dug up graves to feast upon the bodies buried therein? Is that the secret to his good looks?
Just for the record, Elizabeth Warren is 0/32nds Cherokee. And if you went to 64ths or 128ths, I very much doubt you’d find a platelet of Indian blood. Even in this book, her one big chance to set the record straight, she relies solely on family “lore”:
Warren says she was stunned by the attacks – and that she couldn’t provide documentation because her family hadn’t registered any tribal affiliation.
“In Oklahoma, that was pretty common,” she writes. “But knowing who you are is one thing, and proving who you are is another.”
“Pretty common”? Is she implying Cherokee are libertines and sluts, promiscuous savages sleeping with any paleface who flashes a few beads their way?
What difference, at this point, does it make, you ask?
She reiterated that she did not use her background to gain special treatment. “I never asked for special treatment when I applied to college, to law school, or for jobs,” she writes.
Of course she didn’t use her “background”! She doesn’t have any background, except as white trash made good. She used a casually adopted, and even more casually discarded (hence the charge of “spiritual genocide”), identity as the descendant of a noble and victimized people. Perfect for advancement in academia!
Not that we should believe one word from her forked tongue, but I like this tale:
After legislation was passed creating the [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau], Warren was informed that some named and unnamed advisors close to Obama opposed her as the nominee to head that department. One unnamed advisor to the president reportedly told Warren that her role would be a “cheerleader” for the new agency.
“I assume that was meant as a metaphor, but I had to wonder: Cheerleader?” Warren wrote. “Would the same suggestion have been made to a man in my position? I did not rush out to buy pom-poms.”
I could ridicule her humorlessness, but I like the seething anger at a fellow Democrat. At least he didn’t attack her dead parents.