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Warren ‘Got Her Fake Native American Ass Handed to Her’ by Brown in Debate

Posted on | September 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

So says Aleister at American Glob, admitting that his judgment is perhaps not entirely objective. Da Tech Guy was less sanguine:

This debate was pretty much a wash, I think that helps Warren because of her slight lead. When a great part of your appeal is likability a debate that makes you want to throw rocks at the screen is bad, that could hurt, Scott Brown.

Dan Riehl highlights this excerpt from the Boston Herald:

Sen. Scott Brown immediately targeted Elizabeth Warren’s purported Native American heritage in a heated exchange that kicked off their first debate, saying she “checked the box,” as a minority when “clearly she’s not.”
“The only way to set the record straight is to release your personnel records … and you refuse to release your records, and I think that speaks volumes,” said Brown, who questioned whether Warren received advantages when she identified herself as a minority on law school directories.
He said the story of Warren’s lineage goes to her character

Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection provides an extensive analysis, concluding:

[T]rying to be as neutral as I can, I think Brown helped himself tonight. It wasn’t a knockout, but he won easily on points because Warren needed to demonize him, and he came across as he always comes across, as a regular guy the people can relate to.

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I was reading it on line (LI has a live blog thread on it) and listening to it via radio feed. I thought Brown did well on that issue and overall in the debate. But Pete saw the video and he thinks it was a push.

    Help Scott Brown every chance you get.

  • Roxeanne de Luca

    Hottie McAwesome has at least two more debates. He doesn’t need to knock her down now, only to let her spend millions of dollars crying about how rude and mean he is. He needs to slowly chip away at her. His goal should have been to show that she’s not perfect, she’s not what she says she is, and her background warrants further investigation.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Well, the flash poll of viewers said Brown won 50%, Fauxcahontas 40%, tie 6%, don’t know 4%.

    To me, any time Warren appears on television speaking, it helps Brown. She is thoroughly annoying, grating.