Funny thing, I think Ted Williams was one-fourth Mexican. He was white. Johnny Bench is one-eighth Indian. I always think of him as white. And then there's Pochantas Warren, the blue-eyed, one-32nd Cherokee (or so we're told) who went from the Southwest Conference to the Ivy League over the course of a decade in which she was claiming to be a "minority professor."
But once she'd parlayed the racial-spoils racket all the way to a tenured position at Harvard Law, she decided to ... pass, as they used to say in the old South. Once she'd reached the pinnacle of her trade, she ditched the fake-Indian routine. Maybe White Eyes Warren saw the smoke signals and figured out that someone was going to call her out on her ancestry. She was right.
Still, all's well that ends well. She has her $1.7 million wigwam in Cambridge. Greedy Wall Street lawyers slurp top-shelf firewater at her $1,000-a-head Manhattan fundraisers. Maybe someday she'll even smokum peace pipe with Tim Geithner.
But the greatest thing about this latest outbreak of Politically Correct hypocrisy is it shows just how morally and intellectually bankrupt "affirmative action" is.
The race card - like so many others, Barack Obama never leaves home without it. And a couple of weeks ago, he was reading off the Teleprompter that he (unlike, presumably, Mitt Romney) wasn't "born with a silver spoon in his mouth."
Excuse me? What would you call a free pass to Columbia and then Harvard Law? For a guy who thinks there are 57 states and that they speak "Austrian" in Austria? Who pronounces corpsman "corpseman"? Who became editor of the Harvard Law Review without ever having written a single article for the publication?
Who can forget Elizabeth Warren's "rise from poverty." That hasn't been mentioned much since we found out that by 1965, her family had three cars, one of which was Granny's white MG, a car that was, the Globe sadly informed us, "beat up."
And you say Pocahontas Warren hasn't got a right to sing the blues?
Then there was Granny's $168,000 gig working for Travelers Insurance when they were trying to fend off lawsuits from victims of asbestos poisoning. Kind of like Deval Patrick being on the board of subprime monster Ameriquest, or Barack's dealings with convicted racketeer Tony Rezko.
All of them, they're better than you, because you're an oppressor. They're the oppressed - they went to Harvard Law.
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