Alethea Harney, Elizabeth Warren’s press secretary, is the one feeding my name to Boston media as a “right wing extremist.”
Yet Harney apparently is not proud of her personal Twitter history. As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, Harney has turned her Twitter history private, trying to avoid scrutiny:
Harney’s personal Twitter account, @BostonAlethea, is now protected, and her tweets are only available to confirmed followers.
Before it was locked, Harney’s personal Twitter page included frequent references to “Blasians” (“Black Asians”), racially charged taunts directed toward Mitt Romney (whom she referred to as “Romneezy”), shout-outs to her “Saudi sisters” and her “multiracial peeps,” and observations about people who “look like they could be Indian.”
Harney has also mocked white Iowa farmers in interviews, saying, “A lot of them have never seen anyone like me.”
On her Twitter profile, the Warren spokeswoman refers to herself as “The official voice of Blasians in Boston.”
On July 5, 2011, Harney replied to a friend’s Tweet announcing that “4 percent” of the guests at a wedding were Indian. Harney wrote, “does that tally include people who look like they could be Indian?” followed by a winking-face symbol….
Harney also repeatedly referred to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Romneezy” or “Rneezy” in response to a Politico analysis on his appeal to African-American voters.
On January 5, 2012, Harney wrote, “Romneezy likes it CRISPY GOOD and LOVES immigrants. Sounds pretty Blasian to me.”
The tweets mentioned in The Beacon article sound more stupid than nasty, but the question is, why is Harney hiding the history?
And what else is out there that she has tweeted that she doesn’t want known because it might be an embarrassment to her boss?
Let me guess, Harney’s response will be, “I joined the Warren campaign because the middle class is getting hammered, and you may want to talk about my embarrassing tweets, but I’m going to talk about the middle class getting hammered.”