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Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

Elizabeth Warren Cabbie story gets even weirder

Cabbie was Warren’s driver for the day, says had daughter in car at time

I posted the other day the video of someone in the Warren campaign group assaulting a videographer.

The Warren campaign said he was just a cab driver who had no connection to the campaign.  It then turned out that a photograph was found by Patrick Howley of The Washington Free Beacon on the cabbie’s Facebook page of the driver in a different location in mid-July with Warren and her husband.

The Warren campaign’s attempt to distance itself from the driver clearly did not fly.

Now it’s even worse.

As reflected in the videos below, this was not just some cab driver called to the location to pick Warren up.  He was serving as Warren’s driver for the day according to the press reports.  Clearly from the prior photo, he had served in that or a similar capacity for Warren and her husband in the past.

While the cabbie may not have been on the campaign staff, he clearly was not just some random person who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Now the cabbie has lawyered up, using a politically connected Democratic lawyer.

Through the lawyer, the cabbie claims that he acted as he did in order to protect his 4-year old daughter who was in the back of the car when Warren entered the car in the video.  If the cabbie was serving as driver for the day, are we to believe that the Warren campaign was traveling around with a 4-year old in the car to a campaign event?  None of this was disclosed or part of the Warren campaign’s explanation at the time.

The cabbie also is claiming that the videographer attempted to shoot inside the vehicle, and that the videographer initiated physical contact.

The video shows otherwise.  The videographer was a distance from the open door and the cabbie was the one who initiated contact.

The cabbie, through his lawyer, also says he was not “friends” with Warren and that he posted her photo on his Facebook page because he frequently has his photo taken with celebrities. Since he has taken down his Facebook page, there’s no way now to verify how many, if any, other celebrity photos he posted.

Nothing ever moves in a straight line with the Warren campaign.  Clearly Warren knew the cabbie, he was used in a quasi campaign role as a driver for the day, and the story about the child in the back seat was not a story told by the Warren campaign at the time.

Update:  Scott Brown asks to Vineyard selectmen not to revoke license of cabbie in video scuffle.  Good summary from Patrick Howley, who first broke the connection, Scott Brown to the Rescue.

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Comments

DINORightMarie | August 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

Everything about this woman is proving to be questionable at best – and a down-right lie in most cases.

Pathetic. Why would he “lawyer up” – was the camera guy suing?! Or is he getting the cold shoulder from the ever-loving Lizzie not-a-Cherokee Warren?

(Totally off-topic, but every time I hear her name, I think of that old rhyme about “Lizzie Borden.” I have no idea why….. BTW – No implied threats – or anything else! – here, loony leftists!! It just keeps popping into my head when I hear her name.)

Midwest Rhino | August 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

The cabbie say he “doesn’t necessarily support her”. Sheesh … he can’t say he does support her, or not …. just “not necessarily”. I suppose the daughter line was the best he could come up with, to avoid losing his chauffeur’s license.

Why was his four year old daughter riding in the back with Warren and the other (staffer?) woman? Are they related?

How odd. I have to say that, because of the nature of my work, I’ve taken more than my share of cab/limo rides in my life and never once have I run across a chauffeur who took his young children to work with him and let them ride along in the backseat … never.

    So is that why he said “You’re messing with the wrong people”? I do not think so.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Samuel Keck. | August 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Sam: you got me to thinking. I too have been in any number of cabs and limos in my adult life. And by golly, I TOO have never seen the driver’s kids in the vehicle with him. Will wonders never cease?

    Professor Jacobson, if you’d like to have some fun, perhaps you (and some other bloggers, like the Puppy Blender) could run a poll asking people to click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether they’ve ever seen a cab or limo driver bring their kids to work.

    It would be just like Breitbart to do that 🙂

    Samuel Keck in reply to Samuel Keck. | August 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    The other thing that bothers me is that Lizzie said that she didn’t see/notice the (somewhat noisy) commotion and altercation going on right outside the car door she just used to enter the vehicle … so one has to ask: if her attention was indeed focused on the car’s interior:

    a) did she notice a young child in the backseat compartment with her,

    b) can she accurately describe said child,

    c) and was the child situated in a car seat at the time of her observations?

LOL, how funny. Warren is a total Douche surrounded by idiots and thugs. No Matter,

NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!
NEWT IS SPEAKING TONIGHT!!!!!

I ma so happy. I hope he tears into Obama again. No one rips into the empty suit better than Newt.

Biden-Warren 2016!!

I don’t disagree with the main point, but calling a lawyer “politically connected” is too easy. We all have current or former classmates, colleagues, supervisors, etc., who are engaged in the political process in some way – worked on a campaign staff, worked on a legislative staff, run for or been appointed to office etc. It’s in the nature of being a lawyer.

From the vantage point of the videographer, you don’t even know there’s any person inside the car, let alone a 4-year old child–so the suggestion that he needed to rough up the videographer to protect his daughter is absurd. My question for the cabbie is how long did he leave his 4-year old inside a hot car on a sunny summer day waiting for Elizabeth Warren?

After a life of greased skids and privilege , Dr. Elizabeth Warren , Harvard , must be nonplussed by all these misfortunes !

When this incident first occurred, they should have:

1. Apologized profusely for the driver’s inappropriate outburst and asserted that such behavior in no way reflects the values of Elizabeth Warren.

2. Stated that the driver was an occasional volunteer who is no longer associated with the campaign.

3. Offered to pay any medical costs associated with the tracker being pushed to the ground.

4. The above steps should have been taken publicly. Privately, they should have reached out to the Scott Brown campaign and offered to set up some ground rules for trackers – maybe in exchange for being provided a detailed campaign itinerary a week in advance, the trackers could agree to a ten-foot distance rule? Something like that.

But instead the response was name-calling and self-righteousness, followed by a spate of easily disproven lies. What were they thinking?

It’s starting to seem like nobody’s home at the Warren campaign….don’t they have any people with life experience working there to manage things? Where are the grownups???

    Owego in reply to Cassie. | August 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    You’re right. More, had the heritage issue been handled better (properly, or even intelligently) way back, none of this would be happening. It wouldn’t have required groveling, or even contrition in all likelihood, just a bit of sheepishness probably would have been satisfactory. Leaving the pop psychology for others, there is something very deep seated here.

    punfundit in reply to Cassie. | August 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    It was Martha’s Vineyard, wasn’t it? That’s a leftist stronghold, right?

    They probably assumed they were among friends and that it would be covered up, because that’s probably what used to happen.

    Don’t mess with those Martha’s Vineyard cabbies.

Henry Hawkins | August 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I think what is dooming the Warren campaign with its always fumbled responses to crises is that Warren must be micromanaging everything, making every decision on the fly and for the moment, ignoring all professional advice.

Her campaign is acting as if being connected to this cab driver is a considerable political risk. Why? Does he have a criminal history? And if he’s a considerable political risk of some sort, what’s he doing riding around with Warren in the first place? Why can’t they explain him as he is, doing whatever he does? Does he supply services other than driving the vehicles? Hmmm.

[…] “I don’t know if he thought he was a bodyguard, or he thought he was Secret Service or something, but I don’t think that was necessary,” a Martha’s Vineyard resident told a local television reporter. […]

That’s easy, he lawyered up because an assault charge is pending.

His rational is a sign of panic & BS counts against you in court

The high-cheeked-squaw illustrates why the Ivory Tower league should be confined to campai away from normal people

Famous tough-guy quotes trivia Q:
Who said this? “You’re messin’ with the wrong people.”
James Cagney
Edward G. Robinson
Richard Trumka
Rahm Emanuel
Morgan Reitzas

What’s more distressing to a four year old?

A. Watching a video camera aimed at a public figure?, or

B. Watching Daddy rough up a stranger?

How come no one is asking the question; “You left a 4 year old unattended in a car on a hot summer day?”

“The cabbie also is claiming that the videographer attempted to shoot inside the vehicle, and that the videographer initiated physical contact.’

Who you gonna believe me or your lying eyes?

Warren lies when the truth would serve her better. I’m a little shocked that she hasn’t thrown the driver under the bus, she’s dumber than I thought.

So let’s see now…

The “cabbie” has hid daughter in his “cab” with a U.S. Senate candidate who was leaving a public event?

Hmmmmm………

So, the “cabbie” was at work… and he had his daughter in his “cab” while he was at work… and this candidate gets into the “cab” with the “cabbie” who was working and who had his “daughter” in his “cab”… at work…

Hmmmmmm………

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