Politico has seen an advance copy of Elizabeth Warren’s new autobiography (to be released May 13). Warren deals with the accusations, which surfaced during her 2012 Senatorial campaign, that she had falsely claimed American Indian descent in order to benefit from minority status, apparently not by producing evidence of such descent, but rather by describing how badly her feelings were hurt.
Elizabeth Warren was â€œhurtâ€ and â€œangryâ€ about attacks on her family and ancestry in the 2012 Senate race, she writes in a new book, defending at length her characterization of her background as rooted in Native American ancestry. …
[T]he campaign trail turned out to be more brutal than she could ever have expected. Republicans questioned her integrity, her family members were dragged through the mud and her opponent mocked her appearance in a radio interview.
â€œWhat really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,â€ she writes about the 2012 Senate campaign. â€œI would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then â€” bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me.â€
Perhaps the most hurtful and high-profile attack thrown against Warren by Brown had to do with her heritage.
At the height of the 2012 campaign, it was reported that Warren had listed herself as having Native American roots at Harvard University. Soon, there was a â€œfull-blown campaign frenzy,â€ Warren recalls, with Republicans demanding that she prove her Native-American roots and accusing her of getting her job at the elite university by making false claims about her personal background.
Caught off-guard, Warren admits that she â€œfumbledâ€ when reporters first asked her about the controversy.
Things only got worse when the Brown campaign asked whether her parents had lied to their children about her family. â€œHe attacked my dead parents,â€ Warren writes. â€œI was hurt, and I was angry.â€
Brownâ€™s allegation that Warren had used her background to get ahead â€œsimply wasnâ€™t true,â€ she writes. â€œI was stunned by the attacks.â€
Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr
is demanding that the senator put her DNA where her mouth is.
There is only one way to settle once and for all the question of whether the fake Indian is or is not a real Indian.
She needs to take a DNA test.
I dare you, Sen. Warren. It only costs about $200. If you insist, Iâ€™ll pay for it. In fact, Iâ€™ll take one myself. Itâ€™s easy. Just swab the inside of your mouth. Check my photo on the left, Iâ€™ll show you how to do it.
No more of this fact-free nonsense about your â€œhigh cheekbones,â€ or these ridiculous fables about your parents â€œelopingâ€ to escape the racism of the Indian Territory when they actually returned to their hick hometown that same evening for a traditional wedding party.
The only explanation you havenâ€™t trotted out yet is that you instantly knew you were an Indian when you first heard Cher on the AM radio belting out â€œHalf Breed.â€
It would be great publicity for your new 2016 presidential campaign book if you finally come clean. Plus, whatâ€™s the downside, if youâ€™re so positive that you really are an Indian princess?
Read the whole thing.
I bet she’ll decline testing.