Fail: Advisors now urging Elizabeth Warren to apologize for ‘Native American’ DNA gambit

Fail: Advisors now urging Elizabeth Warren to apologize for ‘Native American’ DNA gambit
Notice the high cheek bones.

[Ed. – The media blasted Warren back in October for this idiocy, but now it’s her own handlers that are lamenting the stunt. Warren herself must be heap pissed.]

I think my favorite part about Elizabeth Warren’s ridiculous DNA stunt is that a whole team of advisors, videographers, family members, and the would-be candidate herself all decided that it was a good idea. Mind-bendingly, they actively chose to go out of their way to publicize the results of a DNA test that showed that Warren likely had a single ancestor, six-to-ten generations ago, with Colombian, Mexican, or Peruvian blood. This decision was greeted with widespread ridicule on the Right, and more than a modicum of criticism on the Left. Warren stepped on an identity politics landmine and it detonated, years after she’d cynically listed herself as a racial minority in a hiring directory — only to abandon the farce after attaining tenure at Harvard Law.

Warren hoped that a speech to Native Americans would help end the issue. It didn’t. Then she hoped her October video would put things to rest. It did the opposite. Now she’s reportedly being pressured by advisors to rip off the bandaid yet again with a major apology — via the New York Times. …

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