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What's the Real Race Issue Here?

Blair31 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:52 AM
The race to the bottom for Elizabeth Warren? I don't know. I don't live in Massachusetts. I was born there. Three days BEFORE Scott Brown. Elizabeth Warren's claim to be 1/32nd Cherokee doesn't hold water. I'm Scottish, but if I was running for office, it would be totally wrong for me to claim I was 1/32nd Sioux, or 1/32nd Northern Cheyenne. If I was called out on that false claim, I'd back down. I wouldn't double down on stupid if I knew my claim wasn't true.

Twice Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have faced off in televised debates, and twice the Massachusetts Senate candidates traded blows over Warren's claim to American Indian ancestry within seconds of the opening bell. The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger have launched dueling campaign ads calling even more attention to the issue, and there has even been a mini-kerfuffle over the low-rent antics of a few Brown staff members, who were filmed war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping at a campaign event in Dorchester.

Plainly the question of Warren's Cherokee heritage isn't going away any time soon. I'll be surprised if...