Lizzie Warren used her past,
To career-advance real fast.
Now we know that she has lied.
Are her senate prospects fried?
Please excuse the original poetry. I couldn't resist. Because, instead of going away, the Elizabeth Warren ancestry scandal continues to deepen. And, unlike some scandals regarding left wing candidates, this one is being played out in the mainstream media.
Here is the latest, via excerpts from Noah Bierman's article for the Boston Globe:
A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication, according to an online document obtained by the Globe.
The University of Pennsylvania, where Warren taught at the law school from 1987 through 1995, listed her as a minority in a “Minority Equity Report” posted on its website. The report, published in 2005, well after her departure, included her as the winner of a faculty award in 1994. Her name was highlighted in bold, the designation used for minorities in the report.
A spokesman for the law school did not immediately return a phone message today.
The reference offers another piece of evidence that Warren was identified as a Native American as part of her professional career. Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard University, her current employer, had described her as a Native American when it was under fire for a lack of diversity on its law school faculty.
Meanwhile, the Globe has also obtained a portion of Warren’s 1973 application to Rutgers, where she attended law school. That document specifically asks: “Are you interested in applying for admission under the Program for Minority Group Students?” Warren answered “no.”
In addition, a newly unearthed University of Texas personnel document shows that Warren listed herself as “white” when she taught at the law school there from 1981 to 1991.
The undated document, obtained by the Globe through a public records request, supports Warren’s statement that she did not present herself as a Native American when hired for the job. But it leaves open the question of why she later listed herself as a minority in a legal directory that is often consulted by hiring deans.
Well, well, well.
Until now Ms. Warren was claiming that she did not know about, and had nothing to do with, Harvard identifying her as a minority. Is she now going to claim that the University of Pennsylvania did the same thing and she didn't know about /had nothing to do with that as well?
It took a huge leap of faith to believe her story about Harvard. But, after finding out that the same thing happened at the U. of Penn? You would have to be a world class spud to believe her story any more.
What does this tell us about Elizabeth Warren? A couple of things:
-It tells us that the story about her supposed native American heritage is, at best, an exaggeration and, at worst, a pile of manure. If there were any family stories about this at all, they obviously were not convincing enough for her to claim native American ancestry at Rutgers or the University of Texas, which covers an 18 year period.
-And it tells us - or at least makes it very likely - that, at some point along the way Ms. Warren decided it would be a great career move to become a native American, thus a minority, thus be put on a career fast-track. So she magically became one, and may well have reaped the benefits of this imbecilic racial preference system ever since.
As I have said for weeks: the longer this story is on the front pages, the more Elizabeth Warren's credibility is damaged - not just among people who don't like her and wouldn't have voted for her anyway, but among people who might have voted for her and now will not.
Scott Brown won't like me saying this. But, for the good of the Democrat Party, Elizabeth Warren has to think about dropping out of this race.