So she’s an academic fraud who steals recipes and passes them off in a Cheorkee cookbook, even though she’s 0/32 Cherokee. So she’s whiter than Frost the Snowman dipped in powdered sugar while touted as a minority? Let’s face it, these are the same folks who voted seven times for a guy who left a woman to drown after driving drunk, so this is small potatoes.
When you have no self-respect and all you care about is winning elections, this is what you do.
Bay State Democrats are standing by their woman, saying they’re confident in embattled Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — now three weeks into a persistent scandal over her claims of Native American heritage — though critics say she’ll arrive at her party’s state convention next month battered by it.
“This is a race that is a dead heat,” said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh, citing a recent poll and insisting the flap has had no effect on Warren’s standing as the party’s front-runner. He said no one is talking about replacing her. “It’s not a sentiment that is out there at all.”
“The Democratic Party is really stuck,” countered University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. “They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they can’t get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.”
The Warren campaign declined to comment yesterday. Warren has faced mounting criticism about her claims of minority status since they were first reported by the Herald last month. She cites “family lore” but has been unable to prove Cherokee ancestry, making her a butt of jokes nationally. Democrat Marisa DiFranco remains in the race, emboldened in part by Warren’s inability to address the issue. “We need a Democratic nominee who can define herself and not be defined by Scott Brown and the GOP machine,” DiFranco told the Herald yesterday.
Smith and some Democrats say the party can’t switch front-runners now — it’s probably too late for a big name that could attract big money to jump in and gather the 10,000 signatures needed by a June 5 deadline.
Why bother with a big name? How about just going with someone who has credibility and no record of scandal. Well, then again, that eliminates most Massachusetts Democrats. Heck, isn’t there a Kennedy they can prop up? I know that wouldn’t help with the phony “War on Women” given the Kennedy track record, but apparently the name still has cache.
But GOP strategist Todd Domke said Warren and her backers are fooling themselves if they think the minority issue will go away: “In a future debate, she will be asked this question by a panelist and it will come up and she has no good answer for it, and that will be the problem.”
By the way, speaking of purloined recipes, Howie Carr has unearthed another. Drip, drip, drip.
They ought to change the name of the next edition of “Pow Wow Chow” to Pow Wow Ciao, and Granny Warren can write a farewell address to any moonbats left who believe anything she says.
We now have found lifted Recipe No. 3 — “Herbed Tomatoes” originally appeared in the September 1959 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. OK, this is not quite as delicious (in more ways than one) as cold crab omelet. Granny did make a few changes.
Lieawatha’s “Herbed Tomatoes” was originally “Hot Herbed Tomatoes.” And she cut one of the 10 ingredients — one-half teaspoon monosodium glutamate. Apparently MSG was not available at the Muskogee Stop & Shop in 1856.
Oh yeah, and “butter or margarine” became “butter.” Again, margarine is more commonly associated with white-eyes’ cuisine.
The Native American emeritus (she now calls herself an “Okie”) even added a line at the end of the recipe that isn’t in the magazine:
“Great accompaniment to plain meat and potatoes meal!” Whew! The fake Indian known as Sitting Duck added eight whole words after the recipe. This was tracked down at the Manchester, N.H., public library by my associate Larry Bruce. Great work, Larry.