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Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren Won’t List Herself as Massachusetts’ First Native American U.S. Senator

Gail104 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 6:05 PM
I live in Massachusetts and I voted for Scott Brown, not Warren. However, her parents may have told her that she was part Indian and she believed it. I know a few people here that said that their parents told them that they are part Indian and the Warren controversy made them very uneasy. Now, they are not certain if they are actually part Indian or if they are victims of parental loud mouthing.

You can’t have it both ways, Professor. Well, actually, that’s not entirely true: if you’re a Democrat representing the People’s Republic of Massachusetts -- apparently you can:

Despite repeated claims she is “proud” of her Cherokee heritage, newly minted U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is keeping that pride under wraps and won’t be taking advantage of a chance to officially list herself as the Bay State’s first Native American U.S. senator.

Aides said Warren, who describes herself as part Cherokee and part Delaware Indian, won’t contact historians at the Senate Historical Office to tell them she’s Native American. The office...