I told you this morning that Elizabeth Warren’s story about her parents having to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother being Native American did not ring true, as a Google search did not reveal her telling that story before even though she has told plenty of stories about her parents over the years.
I told you that that statement, offered as proof she was Native American, would be fact checked beyond a Google search.
She’s all over TV with it:
And what do you know, it already had been fact checked prior to Warren’s statement by Twila Barnes, the Cherokee genealogist who has traced Warren’s maternal line back to the great-great-great grandparent level and found no Cherokee or other Native American ancestry. Barnes also is one of the spokespeople for the new Cherokee group demanding that Warren stop claiming Cherokee heritage.
Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com (h/t HotAir) has pulled the marriage certificate for Warren’s parents which already had been linked by Barnes, and guess what … her parents were married in a
church religious ceremony by the pastor of the Holdenville OK Methodist Episcopal South Church just 14 miles from their home. There will be more fact checking, for sure, but that doesn’t sound like an elopement to me.
But it’s what Warren claims she had been told, so I guess it can’t be fact checked lest that be deemed an attack on her parents.
Maybe, just maybe, the problem is not what Warren’s parents told her, but what she claims they told her.
Oh, and one more thing (again h/t HotAir), Howie Carr in Boston has discovered another interesting fact about Elizabeth. she was a mortgage foreclosure specialist. Not as an academic, but as an investor.
If you have wondered why I have focused so much on Warren, you are beginning to understand. I don’t mind liberals half as much as I mind phony liberals.