Friday, May 11, 2012

Liz Warren: Not Indian

The claim that Elizabeth Warren was 1/32 Cherokee has been suspect from the start, yet the media repeats the claim as if it were documented.

Now the last documentary hope that Warren could prove she is 1/32 Cherokee has been foreclosed by Michael Patrick Leahy writing this afternoon at
The slender thread upon which Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she is 1/32 Cherokee rests—a purported 1894 marriage license application—has been exposed as non-existent. Based on a review of the original marriage records found in the files of the Logan County, Oklahoma Court Clerk’s office in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and the statements of ReJeania Zmek, the Court Clerk of Logan County, Oklahoma, it is likely that the ephemeral 1894 marriage license application never existed..
In a less well placed person, this would be a fatal error in Academe.  I recall a few years ago an academic lost his job because he claimed an honorary degree he did not hold.  It turned out that he had been awarded the honor, but failed to pay the required fee to register it.  Somebody with a grudged used that to get him fired.  Honesty is a big deal in the academic world.

Time for a new schtick, Liz:

Ooops, wrong Indian...

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