Friday, April 27, 2012

Did Elizabeth Warren Exploit Native Americans For Her Own Gain?

Hey - they couldn't have built those teepees without her help!  Well, wait a second...

This story has so many ironies, I don't even know where to begin:

Elizabeth Warren’s avowed Native American heritage — which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail — was once touted by embattled Harvard Law School officials who cited her claim as proof of their faculty’s diversity.

Warren’s claim, which surfaced yesterday after a Herald inquiry, put the candidate in an awkward position as campaign aides last night scrambled but failed to produce documents proving her family lineage. Aides said the tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.

Like most Americans, Elizabeth learned of her heritage through conversations with her grandparents, her parents, and her aunts and uncles,” said Warren’s strategist Kyle Sullivan.

Grew up tracking buffalo through the Plains, made her millions in Reservation casinos?

The Ivy League law school prominently touted Warren’s Native American background, however, in an effort to bolster their diversity hiring record in the ’90s as the school came under heavy fire for a faculty that was then predominantly white and male.

Christopher Child, a genealogist at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, traced back Warren’s family to her great-grandfather on her mother’s side and couldn’t find any proof of Native American heritage....

 Chris, don't waste your time. So desperate was Warren to deny her whiteness and be a minority, any kind of minority, that she stole herself some native American heritage and claimed it as her own. One doubts she would even have the gratitude to often the poor bastards some colored glass beads and (disease-free) blankets...

Was this a way for our precious little 1%-er to quicken her movement up the faculty ladder at a grateful university, who could claim her as Indian AND female, and thus kill two politically correct birds with one sacred stone?

Or was she so dying to be one of the oppressed - so that she could "legitimately" claim oppression, and claim to speak on behalf of those "oppressed" - that she created a new identity for herself?

Was it a way, perhaps, to secure that sweet interest -free loan that Harvard gave her?

Or did she really just want to be cool?

Somehow, I don't believe that even the people of Taxachusetts are going to fall for this old Indian woman.   I think by speaking with forked tongue, Elizabeth Warren is in heap of big trouble...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It took me only a few hours to trace Liz's maternal lineage back to her great great grandparents. Nope. At least George washington Bowen and Bethany Clarke or Charity Louise Gorman and Joseph H. Reed sound like
it to me. For such a brilliant woman it seems to me she should have done this. Wait until they dig up the Obama birth certificate equivilant.