The Elizabeth Warren (D-High Cheekbones) Dustup is starting to look like a major mismatch.
From today’s Boston Herald column by Joe Battenfeld:
Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence.
“There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said.
Nobody except readers of the Boston Globe, that is.
From today’s Boston Globe Letters to the Editor:
Absurd attacks on Warren over minority status
RE “Directories identified Warren as minority ” (Metro, April 30): I am nonplused about Senator Scott Brown’s attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming minority status as a Native American. I am an enrolled Cherokee and have been on the faculty of three universities. I have listed myself as Native American because fact sheets request ethnicity, but I can assure you that no university hired me because of that. Sure, the universities claimed me as part of their minority faculty, but they hired me for competence.
The idea that Warren should have hidden her identity lest some future political opponent claim that she’s a fraud is absurd. Would Brown question how much black, Hispanic, white, or Asian blood an opponent might have?
Leave Warren’s ethnicity alone, and get back to the issues.
Mr. Duncan might be nonplused (or more normally nonplussed), but here’s guessing plenty of other Massachusetts voters are plenty plussed over Warren’s apparent hypocrisy/opportunism/cluelessness.
Which leads us to the question that’s been lingering in the background from the start:
Is Elizabeth Warren not ready for prime time?
Discuss among yourselves.