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April 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren's Tribe: It's Sexist To Attack a Woman Over Whether She Is, Or Most Likely Isn't, a Cherokee

What?

Actually they're making a point about critics who have suggested that Elizabeth Warren dishonestly (or at least unwarrantedly) benefited from Affirmative Action, given her, um, purported Cherokee heritage. So one of her spykswymyn vents:

“If Scott Brown has questions about Elizabeth Warren’s well-known qualifications — from her high marks as a teacher to her nationally recognized work on bankruptcy and the pressures on middle class families – he ought to ask them directly instead of hiding behind the nasty insinuations of his campaign and trying to score political points. Once again, the qualifications and ability of a woman are being called into question by Scott Brown who did the same thing with the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. It’s outrageous.”

So it's an attack on the qualifications of women, or something.

But if Elizabeth Warren's career was advanced owing something to this apparently bogus "family lore" about her Cherokee heritage -- well, that's already an issue. It becomes a Big Honking Issue if in fact she's lying about her "Cherokee heritage."


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