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Friday, June 01, 2012

Fauxcahontas news conference

From William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:
This is beyond bizarre.  I had heard about Deval Patrick saying something about how the people of Massachusetts don’t care about Elizabeth Warren’s false claim of Cherokee heritage, but until I saw this video (via Michael Patrick Leahy), I didn’t realize just how bad the press conference was.

There is something seriously wrong here.  Why does the Governor feel the need to protect a Senate candidate from questions which seemingly would be so easy for Warren to answer?  Why does Warren launch into a robotic class warfare speech every time the subject comes up.

What is going on here?

Is “I’m sorry, I was wrong” so hard for Warren to say, does it so shatter her being that she prefers to become a laughingstock of the nation not because she falsely claimed Cherokee heritage based (supposedly) on family lore, but that she cannot admit to it in the face of a mountain of evidence?

There is something very wrong here.  I don’t know if it’s a personality condition or there is some secret out there which she is afraid will be found once she starts answering questions.

Rope-a-dope is a good political strategy, but not when it makes you look like a dope.
Elizabeth Warren gets asked a question.  And rather than answer it, she let's the governor of Massachusetts speak up instead.  She hides behind his answer.  And later, when pressed again, she goes into her whole schtick about the families...how the families are hammered....how it's all about the families.  Can she talk about something other than "families"?

I love the arrogance of Deval Patrick. How he casually says “On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care about that subject.” Talk about speaking for the people.


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