Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Ever-changing Story by Warren

In a recent interview, Warren said her employers were not aware of her (claim) of Native American heritage until years after she was hired.

See the following interview at about 4:40 into the video.

This can't be true. As you can see from a piece of the timeline I posted a few days ago, in 1993, while a visiting professor at Harvard, she was listed as a "Woman of Color in Legal Academia." People at Harvard knew she was claiming to be a minority the same year she was offered a permanent job at the school. 

1993 - Listed in the article "Women of Color in Legal Academia: A Biographic and Bibliographic Guide"

From Breibart, "An article, “Women of Color in Legal Academia: A Biographic and Bibliographic Guide,” which was published by the Harvard Women’s Law Journal (since renamed the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender) in its Spring 1993 edition (Volume 16), lists Warren as one of approximately 250 “women of color” in legal academia."

1993 - Offered permanent position at Harvard (turned down)

People who tell the truth tell the same story over and over but with more or fewer details every time they tell the story. While Warren seems to tell the same story over and over about why she says she believes she has American Indian ancestry, it seems very rehearsed because there is rarely any change to the story at all. It is almost always the same, right down to the very words used. But, when confronted about whether she was hired due to her claiming a minority status, the story evolves, especially when she gets caught in what appears to be a lie. 

For example, when asked about being listed as a minority by the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, she said she didn't know they were touting her as such. She said she learned about it when reading the Herald. Then later, she admitted she told them about her claiming to be a minority, but only after she was hired. When asked about the delay of several weeks in admitting she told them, she said she needed time to have her campaign review evidence about the events that occurred because they happened so many years ago. Then later in a debate, she said she changed her answer because she didn't hear the question. These aren't minor variations of a story, but totally different versions of a story. And now in the interview above, she gives another variation, this time saying her employers didn't know about her claim  for "years" after she was hired. Apparently she forgot about what happened in 1993. 

I, for one, wish Warren would stop with the evolving story and just tell the truth. It is more than a little insulting that she expects us to believe what she says when it is clear she can't keep her story straight. It is also quite disturbing that so many people support her and make excuses for her because they like what she says on other issues. Don't they understand that if a person will lie about one thing, they will lie about other things as well? To Cherokees, this issue is about the fact Warren has falsely claimed to be one of us for personal gain. To the American people, it should be about that and the fact that the false claim gives insight into her character and integrity. After all, she claims  to stick up for the "little guy", but in my humble opinion, that is pretty hard to believe when she exploited a minority in order to achieve her career goals.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2012, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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