Oh man this is great!!!
From a press conference in downtown Springfield this morning after she stepped off the train (smart eco-conscious liberal taking the train) on her way to today's state Democratic Convention at the Springfield Civic Center (aka the MassMutual Center):
"My father’s people said he should not marry her because she is part Cherokee and part Delaware. They eloped in order to deal with that. That is my mother’s story," she said.
Warren, a Harvard law professor, hit back at criticism that she may have initially said she was unaware that Harvard had listed her as a minority. She also denied that her academic career was enhanced by the status.
"I've said exactly the same thing and that is that I let Harvard know after I was hired,'' Warren said. "I let the University of Pennsylvania know after I was hired. This is part of my family. I never received any benefit from it. Every single person who has been involved in hiring me has issued a statement to that effect."
She said she will never forsake her American Indian background....
Steady, consistent honesty should reassure everyone and anyone that she is being (and has been) truthful about everything. As we know the Mass polls are showing the voters don't care about this non-issue and that she has pulled even with Scott Brown.
This kind of unabashed sincerity comes across as authentic, genuine. It's always a winner. Liz is going to win!