Warren Can’t Explain Her Own Apology

Warren Can’t Explain Her Own Apology

Warren Can’t Explain Her Own Apology

Elizabeth Warren has a problem of her own making, and now she’s apologizing for That Which Cannot Be Named.

If, when initially confronted with the actual facts that she was not of Native American descent, Warren had simply said, “Oh, wow, I didn’t know that, because I had always believed what my family told me about our heritage. But clearly it’s not true, and I will correct that going forward,” then she would be in a much better political position today.

But no. Warren doubled down. High cheekbones! Pow Wow Chow! Mom and Dad had to elope! Until finally, she took that DNA test which proved… oh. Which proved, once again, that the more that you complain about a nickname and draw attention to it, the more likely it will become your permanent nickname. Warren is forever “Fauxcahontas,” and it’s no one’s fault but her own.

However, Warren needs to start gaining in the polls if she wants to have a shot at being the Democratic nominee. So she took herself to the Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, to make a full apology. An apology for what? Well, if you listen to what Warren said, you would have no idea what she is apologizing for.

“Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” Warren said before her speech. “I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened, and I have learned a lot.”

*tap tap tap* Is this mic on? Hey, Senator Warren? What are you sorry for? What harm did you cause? What did you learn?? This apology sounds like a professor apologizing for giving a bad grade, not for straight-up lying about your ethnic heritage for personal gain.

Warren refuses to explicitly spell out what she did, and throws out this generic and general apology of “my bad” to put this behind her. She goes to the Native American Presidential Forum to receive absolution for her sins. And the media is covering for her. They won’t ask her any follow-up questions (“Why did you change your mind about your racial background, Senator?”), they won’t press her on how she used the claim being “American Indian” to get ahead in academia, and they aren’t in the least bit curious why her campaign is now deleting any reference to the DNA test or the video talking about it off her campaign website. Why, it’s almost like she’s trying to whitewash the whole thing (heh), and the media are her willing accomplices because, even if Warren hasn’t figured it out yet, the media would much prefer her to cranky shouty Grandpa Bernie or forgetful Uncle Joe.

Not everyone feels willing to let this go, though.

So again, Senator Warren – until you can actually articulate specifics on what you are sorry for and what mistakes you have made, your “apology” is pretty worthless. And don’t expect that deleting the evidence off your website is going to end the talk, either. You’re a fool if you think anyone is going to let you forget that you doubled down on being Native American for most of your professional life.

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