I think I might be a Native American. It worked for Ward Churchill, at least for a while, and now it might work for Elizabeth Warren.
Back to my Native American roots. Upon reflection, why else would I have such an interest in Native Americans since my early childhood? It must be a latent desire to understand and relate to my Native American heritage. There is no other rational basis for this personal drive to understand the Native American role in American history.
Of course it could be due to the fact that my mother took me to the bookmobile that visited our little community once a week. That's when my mother began teaching me to read before first grade and selected books and Masterslide presentations on cowboys, indians and mountain men for my reading and supplemental viewing.
Perhaps that's what happened to Elizabeth Warren, running against Scott Brown in the Connecticut senatorial campaign. Why else would she claim directly or indirectly a Native American heritage, which, by the way, has yet to be documented by genealogists? Could her claim be related to the Native American population in Connecticut and their tribal wealth in the various casinos under their control. Could she be pandering to this minority group in order to obtain their financial and voter support? Just wondering.
Today Mark Steyn addresses the Elizabeth Warren Native American miracle in his column titled, "Dances with Hogwash." It is another priceless piece by Mark. Here are a few of Mark's observations.
[...] Elizabeth Warren said yesterday she is “proud” of her Native American heritage and indicated she had no problem with Harvard Law School using her roots to claim her as a diversity hire, but her campaign still could not produce documents proving her lineage.
“I am very proud of my Native American heritage, thank you,” said Warren when asked if she disapproved of the school counting her as a minority woman on the faculty. “These are my family stories … This is our lives and I am very proud of that.” [...]
[...] Aides said the tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore. [...]
Well now, if family lore has it, then it must be true and Princess Summer Fall Winter Warren must be a Native American. Case closed. Read Steyn's short article on Elizabeth Warren's war on her heritage and her pandering to gain political advantage. You won't be disappointed in the reading of Steyn's article.