The next shoe drops for Elizabeth Warren — Are you embarrassed yet, Harvard?
I can’t let this issue go. It’s an effrontery to me as a voter, as a former elected public official, as someone who still believes integrity and the truth matter.
The Boston Globe reports this morning that some of Boston’s black ministers are now questioning Cherokee Liz’s use of affirmative action for academic gain and advancement. To quote Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III:
“It is within bounds to raise the question of whether or not a white woman used the minority card for her professional advantage,” said Rivers.
“Ancestry is not the issue,” Rivers added, saying that Warren’s handling of the controversy raises questions beyond her heritage. “Did you tell the truth? Because you marketed yourself as the good-guy, straight-shooting-populist, representing-poor-people candidate.”
And from Rev. Jeffrey Brown:
“Affirmative action — that issue becomes important because it points to who you are,” added the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, executive director of the TenPoint Coalition, who pointed to an assertion that she is 1/32 Cherokee. “I’m thinking to myself, if I was 1/32 white, or of European descent, would I be able to put on an application that I was white? And if you look at a picture of me, you see what I’m talking about. The question is not a trivial one, or one that can just be dismissed as a Republican tactic. And I say this as someone who campaigned for Martha Coakley and I’m independent in terms of my political status.”
Elizabeth Warren is patently phony, with her claims to Native American heritage proved to be untrue. The fact that a major American university with its reputation and heritage is aiding and abetting this farce through its silence contributes to this comedic tragedy.
The polls show Warren and Brown in a dead heat. Come November, the people of Massachusetts will get the government representative they deserve. Who will it be, Massachusetts.