Elizabeth Warren: I Only Enrolled in Law School as a Minority to Meet Others With Tribal Roots

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If Elizabeth Warren wanted to meet people like her, she’d have checked the “Marxist” box instead of “Native American.” In any case, Warren wants us to believe that she only said she was a minority (in spite of claiming to be only 1/32 Cherokee) to meet others who shared her tribal roots:

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots.

“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.

The Harvard Law professor argued she didn’t use her minority status to get her teaching jobs, and slammed her Republican rival U.S. Sen.Scott Brown for suggesting otherwise.

She apparently needed the camaraderie of others like her because unless you’ve ever been three percent minority you just can’t relate to what it’s like!

Kind of reminds me of the time I checked off my ancestry as “1/64th Samoan” in the college registry because I wanted to meet Polynesian chicks (I justified it by the fact that my great-great grandfather once briefly thought about visiting Manu’a).

Warren can prove she’s got Native American blood in her. How? Her Grandpa’s got high cheekbones! No, seriously:

Obama Admits His Book, While True, Wasn’t True True

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There’s a reason anybody who might have tried to track down Barack Obama’s “New York girlfriend” he wrote about in Dreams From My Father might have had trouble doing so: She didn’t exist. And at the same time, she did exist. I mean they exist. Something like that:

One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama’s 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called ‘New York girlfriend.’ Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail.

But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the ‘New York girlfriend’ was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago.

“During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a “compression” of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago,” Maraniss writes in his new biography, an excerpt of which was published online today by Vanity Fair.

Though Dreams From My Father is an autobiography, and hence non-fiction, Obama makes no mention of this “compression,” nor is their any note by the publisher, Broadway Books. In fact, Obama only acknowledged the “compression” after Maraniss learned that Cook had no recollection of some of the events at which Obama said she was present.

Next we’ll find out that the “father” he got his dreams from wasn’t really his dad… just a composite of guys he knew growing up.

Maybe this admission is Obama’s way of telling us he didn’t really eat a dog.

Coincidentally, Maraniss’ book contains “love letters” purported to be from Obama’s college days. How much dope do you have to smoke to pen something like this:

The first love affair detailed in the book is with Alex McNear, who was at the time an Occidental University student and literary magazine editor. The letters between McNear and Obama centered around philosophy and literature.

“Remember how I said there’s a certain kind of conservatism which I respect more than bourgeois liberalism — [T.S.] Eliot is of this type,” Obama wrote in one letter to McNear. “Of course, the dichotomy he maintains is reactionary, but it’s due to a deep fatalism, not ignorance. And this fatalism is born out of the relation between fertility and death, which I touched on in my last letter — life feeds on itself. A fatalism I share with the western tradition at times. You seem surprised at Eliot’s irreconcilable ambivalence; don’t you share this ambivalence yourself, Alex?”

Bill Ayers must have been really stoned when he wrote that.

If Maraniss is so good at digging up old papers maybe he could find Obama’s college transcripts and claim the $10,000 reward.

Obama Afghanistan Visit Returns MSNBC Host’s Leg Thrill to Full Tingle

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A source tells me the MSNBC floor director figured this would happen, which is why he wisely put down the splat mat and drool bucket underneath Chris’s area at the desk before the show:

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” raved about a speech President Obama made to American troops during his surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

“I imagine being a soldier over there — this is what you want to hear,” Matthews said, as if he was wearing military fatigues.

Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England.

“It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there,” Matthews said.

“Well that’s great stuff. I was so proud of the President there, I must say. This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops,” Chris Matthews gushed on his program today.

Did Henry V address his men by saying “I’m in the house”?

“This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops.” Which is why Matthews heaped praise upon President Bush whenever he visited the troops in Afghanistan. Wait, I never heard Tingles do that, did you?

Self Centered Politicians SEAL the Deal; Update: In Afghanistan, Obama Gives Self a Shout-Out

President Obama seems to be swift-boating himself. His campaign’s “I killed Bin Laden” ad has encountered some major pushback. First, it further pissed off current and former Navy SEALs. Secondly, it is shining even more light on just how self-centered Team Obama and their willing accomplices — such as Bill Clinton — really are.

First, here’s the ad if you missed it:


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Bill Clinton in the ad:

“Suppose [the SEALs had] been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him [Obama].”

Horrible for Obama? Silly me, the first thought that popped into my head is how horrible it would have been for the SEALs. People like Clinton and Obama are indeed singularly focused — on how events affect their ongoing desperate attempts to cling to power. Or in Bubba’s case, get a blow job.

Team Obama had a legitimate chance at a tempered bragging right, but they ruined it. Obama is, as Tim Stanley wrote at The Telegraph, “so politically tone deaf that he makes Joe Biden look like Machiavelli.”

Update: Obama spoke to the troops Tuesday in Afghanistan, and with his custom humility, he gave himself a shout-out: