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E-Mail From Bert the Samoan Lawyer

Posted on | May 1, 2012 | 55 Comments

What? You doubt that he’s actually Samoan? What kind of vicious racist hatemonger are you, to doubt Bert the Samoan Lawyer?

It’s impossible to be sure about this Elizabeth Warren/Native American thing but I will bet you …  a Ruth’s Chris dinner the next time [you are] in Alabama that if Elizabeth Warren was listing herself as a “Native American” minority while teaching law at Texas and Penn (in faculty directories) she was using that claim to get preferential treatment in hiring at those places. Remember Ward Churchill? Claiming Native American ancestry is a known scam, especially useful at state universities that are, to put it mildly, obsessed with ethnic diversity in the professoriate. It also turns up a lot with people who want to run gambling operations free of state-law impediments.
In addition, there are about 1,000 contexts in which falsely claiming minority status is a federal crime.
The non-denial denials coming out of Warren’s campaign coupled with the lame attempt to paint Scott Brown as conducting a war on women by calling Warren on this suggest to me that this story is going to have legs. Long ones.
This woman almost became the top cop of the entire financial industry. Maybe she’ll pull a Geithner: “so what if I cheated on my taxes; now I run the Treasury!” But I’m hoping the investigative blogosphere will get on this hard. There is almost no way she could have listed herself as a minority in a faculty directory if she was not doing so on more official documents.

While Bert’s Samoan authenticity is beyond doubt, the Native American authenticity of Elizabeth “Dances With Socialists” Warren is being mocked by Allahpundit, InstapunditWilliam Jacobson, Moe Lane, Weasel Zippers, Tom Maguire, Mark Steyn, Ace of Spades and Ace of Spades — really, she needed mocking twice by Ace — to say nothing of every talk-radio host within range of a microphone.

Somehow, despite the vigorous denials Harvard Law is issuing to the New York Times, and even though she’s “working on digging up some sort of evidence to appease you,” I’m thinking this “Cherokee Princess” bit is pretty much the nail in the coffin of Warren’s campaign.

Imagine you’re a blue-collar Irish Democrat in Boston. Your kid didn’t get into Harvard, did he? This rich blonde Harvard professor who gets paid half a million bucks a year claims she’s the great-great-grandaughter of Pocahontas or something?

Elizabeth Warren’s Indian name: Loses Like Coakley.

UPDATE: BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren 3.1% Saintly Victim, 96.8% Evil Oppressor



55 Responses to “E-Mail From Bert the Samoan Lawyer”

  1. Quartermaster
    May 1st, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    If you can trace your ancestry to the Dawes Roll, then you could enroll with the Nation in Oklahoma. The other two have a blood quantum requirement.

  2. Quartermaster
    May 1st, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Thats “Bow and Knife” not Bowie Knife.

  3. Maurice
    May 1st, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    What the Comanche actually called Jim Bowie:
    “Man who it is best not to get into a fight with because he calls devils to fight for him.”

  4. Taxpayer1234
    May 1st, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    Iowahawk has a list of all her Native American aliases:

    Pahks Cah By Hahvahd Yahd
    Pasty Skin Grades-on-Curve
    Arapaho Asfarasyouknow
    Bury My Past at Wounded C.V.
    Doctored Spin Medicine Woman
    Tenured For Life
    Dines At Faculty Club
    Big Squaw Diversity Hire
    She Will Sioux!/iowahawkblog

  5. richard mcenroe
    May 2nd, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

     Old definition of a Texan: Shoots like a Kentuckian, Fights like a Commanche, and Rides like a Vaquero.