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Friday, June 01, 2012

Elope-a-dope

The Elizabeth Warren rope-a-dope has now become "Elope-a-dope".  First, still more "evidence" of her Cherokee heritage.  Michael Patrick Leahy reports:
Last night, in a bizarre interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren tripled down on her Native American heritage claims, despite extensive debunking of her previous doubling down on those claims and thoroughly documented debunking of her original claims in excruciating detail here at Breitbart News. She told the Globe’s Brian McGrory:
One side was Cherokee and the other side was Delaware. I never had any reason to doubt them. I never asked for any documentation. It’s who we were.
Ms. Warren offered, in her defense, a never-before-heard tale about her parents:
“In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues,’’ Warren said. “My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope." [emphasis added]
Of course, if you are Elizabeth Warren and in her world, you can just say something and it is supposed to be taken as gospel.  Much like her questionable academic "work" on bankruptcies, but that's grist for many more mills.  Instead, we get this reporting:
Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens' parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat, located approximately 14 miles from Wetumpka, Oklahoma, which both the 21-year-old groom, Donald J. Herring, and 19-year-old bride, Pauline Reed, declared as their residence.

Breitbart News found the certificate at the blog Pollysgranddaughter, where it was linked on May 22, prior to Warren's claims about her parents' marriage.

According to the document, the marriage was performed by Sidney H. Babcock, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South of Holdensville, Oklahoma.

Typically, couples that elope do not marry in a church, or in their place of residence.

Breitbart News will continue to investigate Ms. Warren’s claims that her parents were forced to elope because of her father’s family’s objections to her mother’s Native American heritage and will report those facts as they are discovered.
A copy of the marriage certificate is at the Breitbart link above.

Personally, I hope that the end result is that Warren comes out of the Democratic state convention needing to go through the primary process.  Continued vetting should show to even the most liberal Bay Staters that Warren is, first off, not the person she's carefully constructed.  That she's a serial fabricator, making things up as needed.  And finally, that she does not belong in the US Senate.

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