“Thursday was disrespectful”
Elizabeth Warren continues to treat the press with the same dismissiveness she did during the campaign, similar to how she treated the Cherokee women and Native American DNC delegates who tried to meet with her.
But now that she’s elected, even Boston Globe columnists are willing to write about it (emphasis mine):
For the sake of Massachusetts, let’s hope that Elizabeth Warren gets better than this.She was always a mildly underwhelming candidate, clutching her talking points like they were a satchel of gold — millionaires and billionaires, a level playing field, big oil. As deft as she was at slogans, she was never so good at answering questions, which was odd for a person of such experience and substance….
But none of this could have prepared anyone for the scene that unfolded Thursday afternoon in the governor’s suite of the State House. Warren met with Deval Patrick in his private office, and then the pair came into an adjacent conference room, where a battery of cameras and reporters were waiting….
“I’m glad,” she said curtly to a question about the high turnout of women voters that undoubtedly propelled her to victory.
“I’m delighted,” she said abruptly when asked her feelings on the number of women voted to high office this week.
“Of course,” she said shortly, when asked if she would seek diversity on her staff.
To the important question of what committee assignments she’d like, she replied, “I will continue to talk to the leader about it.”
After less than 12 minutes of these comically clipped answers, a gubernatorial aide called, “Last question,” prompting Warren to flee the room as if the podium was on fire. She made Scott Brown look like Cicero.
It only hurt, not helped, to learn that Warren later told a few reporters by way of explanation, “All I can say is I was a lot more discreet as a candidate than I was in real life.” She turned to an aide as she said this and asked, “Can I say that? Maybe it’s indiscreet to talk about discretion.”
Here’s what Elizabeth Warren needs to understand — immediately. Tens of thousands of good, honest, hard-working people sent her tens of millions of dollars to run what amounted to the most expensive and elaborate political campaign that this state has ever seen.
They didn’t just give their money, these supporters. They invested their hopes, their hearts, their dreams, and for many of them, their time. If she didn’t turn out to be the most scintillating candidate, that was OK, because she was far better than the other option, and they knew she would improve once she grabbed the prize.
And now that she’s won, what these people expect, what they want, is what is supposed to be Warren’s trademark: openness and honesty. They want someone who will treat the public with dignity and give honest voice to the issues that are on everyone’s mind, discretion be damned.
Yes, she is tired. Of course, it’s all new. Admittedly, this is about style.
But election night was lazy. Thursday was disrespectful. If Elizabeth Warren is better than this, and there is every hope and belief that she is, it’s time to start showing it now.
How delusional. “Openess and honesty” never were Warren’s trademark. Only liberals in Massachusetts and Hollywood bought into that narrative
I have an idea, press. Finally try to get real answers from her for a change, now that the Kool-Aid effect has worn off.
The Boston Globe covered for Warren at every turn, burying its correction of the false story of her having Cherokee ancestry, running puff pieces on Warren alongside hit pieces on Brown, pretending that Warren’s family lore had validity when the facts in its own story proved otherwise, and refusing to investigate Warren’s law practice and likely filing of false employment forms even as it went to court to obtain meaningless testimony from Mitt Romney in an old divorce case of the founder of Staples.
With the exception of The Boston Herald, the rest of the Massachusetts press was no better.
You bought into her, now she owns you.
And she’s flipping you the bird, like she did the Cherokees. Get used to it.