By Jennifer C. Braceras
Remember when Liz Warren was a tough-talking “Wall Street sheriff?” Turns out, it was just an act. She’s actually a helpless damsel in distress who needs Big Daddy Deval to rescue her the moment the going gets tough.
That’s right. Seems Warren needs Gov. Deval Patrick to stick up for her against those mean ol’ Boston reporters. You know, the ones who keep asking all those pesky questions about whether it’s ethical for Warren to describe herself as Native American.
Last week, Warren said that, on questions about her purported ethnicity, she’ll “defer to the governor.”
But the question is not whether she embraces her heritage — whatever that may be.
The question is whether she embellished her identity for social or political expediency.
That Warren apparently submitted copied recipes to a Native American cookbook provides some evidence that she did. But for Warren, subjective construct is reality. Anyone who questions it is a bully
In a recent letter to supporters, Warren plays the role of victim, complaining of attacks on her heritage and whining that her opponents want her to “give up [her] family and forget where [she] came from.”
Warren has it exactly backward
Ironically, it is Warren who has forgotten (or is at least confused about) where she “came from.” And she is hoping that voters will soon forget the entire debacle.
But why should they? The Warren/Native American flap exposes important truths about affirmative action, race and the American left. And these truths are worth remembering, and discussing, now and in the future