‘Like all the Indians do’

In the vault of "stupid things politicians say," file away the stumbling, bumbling comments from Elizabeth Warren on her alleged native American heritage.

Warren, a Democratic Senate candidate from Massachusetts, got a job at Harvard by claiming her ethnicity as Native American. She has no proof of that other than a few family stories. A genealogical search of her heritage came up empty.

But, to defend herself and her claim, she says that ancestors, according to her aunt, had "high cheekbones." You know, as she says,"like all the Indians do."

Oh, brother. What a phoney.

PS: The drip, drip, drip of Warren’s bungling of this case has begun to worry Democrats. Comments such as this from William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of Cornell Law School continue to nag: “If she is 1/32nd Native American … is it really appropriate to list yourself that way and knowing you will therefore be listed as a minority law professor. Why in the world would you list yourself when it is such a tenuous and distant relationship?”

It’s a good question, indeed. And if there were a good answer, Democrats fear, we would have heard it by now.

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