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Turns Out Elizabeth Warren is an Idiot Too

November 9, 2012

We already knew Elizabeth – I’m a woman of color – Warren was a fraud, turns out she’s a total moron as well.

At her first press conference as senator elect in Boston today, she gave such a bumbling and stupid performance that she’s being dissed by one of her biggest supporters, The Boston Globe…

For the sake of Massachusetts, let’s hope that Elizabeth Warren gets better than this.

She was always a mildly underwhelming candidate, clutching her talking points like they were a satchel of gold — millionaires and ­billionaires, a level playing field, big oil. As deft as she was at slogans, she was never so good at answering questions, which was odd for a person of such experience and substance.

Her acceptance on Tuesday night continued that odd tradition — her stump speech warmed over with a midway nod ­toward her vanquished opponent, Scott Brown. It was hard to fathom that she couldn’t offer a few meaningful words on what it means to capture the honor of ­representing Massachusetts in the US ­Senate.

But none of this could have prepared anyone for the scene that unfolded Thursday afternoon in the governor’s suite of the State House. Warren met with Deval ­Patrick in his private office, and then the pair came into an adjacent conference room, where a battery of cameras and ­reporters were waiting.

Now consider for a moment what these introductory news conferences are intended to be. Easy — that’s what they’re supposed to be. It should be, and probably will be, the easiest news conference of a newly-elected official’s life, the anxiety of the election behind, the glow of victory all around, the glory of service ahead.

It was Warren’s chance to rest her ­elbows on the podium, tell the gathered crowd that she’s never felt this exhausted in her life, and then share a bit of her exhilaration over the prospect of standing up for the working class in the most important ­deliberative body in the world, talking points aside.

So did she do this, any of it? Let’s go to the tape.

“I’m glad,” she said curtly to a question about the high turnout of women voters that undoubtedly propelled her to victory.

“I’m delighted,” she said abruptly when asked her feelings on the number of women voted to high office this week.

“Of course,” she said shortly, when asked if she would seek diversity on her staff.

To the important question of what committee assignments she’d like, she replied, “I will continue to talk to the leader about it.”

After less than 12 minutes of these ­comically clipped answers, a gubernatorial aide called, “Last question,” prompting Warren to flee the room as if the podium was on fire. She made Scott Brown look like Cicero.

Hot Air has the video of this train wreck.

William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection notes…

The Boston Globe covered for Warren at every turn, burying its correction of the false story of her having Cherokee ancestry, running puff pieces on Warren alongside hit pieces on Brown, pretending that Warren’s family lore had validity when the facts in its own story proved otherwise, and refusing to investigate Warren’s law practice and likely filing of false employment forms even as it went to court to obtain meaningless testimony from Mitt Romney in an old divorce case of the founder of Staples.

With the exception of The Boston Herald, the rest of the Massachusetts press was no better.

You bought into her, now she owns you.

And she’s flipping you the bird, like she did the Cherokees.  Get used to it.

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