"I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off."That's right, Elizabeth didn't exaggerate her Native American heritage to get plumb law school teaching jobs but to get lunch dates. I will refrain from speculating on what sort of "group something" she was looking for.
Even stranger is her cheeky "my Aunt Bea must have walked by that picture a thousand times" defense:
"High cheekbones like all the Indians do," can you say that these days? It's all right to be proud of a family heritage of high cheekbones but one great great great grandmother does not a minority deserving of affirmative action make.
In fairness, Elizabeth has lined up various luminaries at the law schools where she was hired during the time she listed herself as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools desk book to attest that she got the jobs strictly on merit and not on her false resume as she climbed the career ladder from Rutgers to the University of Houston to the University of Texas to the University of Pennsylvania to Harvard. Of course, if they did let a white woman pass herself off as a minority, they would be in trouble too.
The biggest political problem for Elizabeth Warren, she's now marked as the phony she has always appeared to be. There's no answer to that except to run away: