This is beyond bizarre. I had heard about Deval Patrick saying something about how the people of Massachusetts don’t care about Elizabeth Warren’s false claim of Cherokee heritage, but until I saw this video (via Michael Patrick Leahy), I didn’t realize just how bad the press conference was.
There is something seriously wrong here. Why does the Governor feel the need to protect a Senate candidate from questions which seemingly would be so easy for Warren to answer? Why does Warren launch into a robotic class warfare speech every time the subject comes up.
What is going on here?
Is “I’m sorry, I was wrong” so hard for Warren to say, does it so shatter her being that she prefers to become a laughingstock of the nation not because she falsely claimed Cherokee heritage based (supposedly) on family lore, but that she cannot admit to it in the face of a mountain of evidence?
There is something very wrong here. I don’t know if it’s a personality condition or there is some secret out there which she is afraid will be found once she starts answering questions.
Rope-a-dope is a good political strategy, but not when it makes you look like a dope.
Update: View from another angle via Somerville Patch: