Brown and Warren: Is It Just Politics As Usual?

It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.


First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. 

On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan.

Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their tax returns and as it was also reported that this race is the costliest in the nation so far.

So what’s your take? Are either hypocrites? Are both? And does it matter to you? Vote in our poll and be sure to leave a comment below to explain your thinking. 

Harry C. May 03, 2012 at 11:32 PM
This is all silly stuff to distract us from the question at hand: which person would best represent the interests of the people of Massachusetts. I happen to believe Warren would look out for the average person better, others think Brown. I'm sure there will be loads of garbage flowing in both directions but the wise voter will ignore the trash and focus on the substance.
Marta Moussa May 04, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I agree with Harry C. Voters have to cut thru all the "he said she said" stuff & look at the heart of the matter---who will be better for Massachusetts. Martha M
John Natale May 04, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I am flabbergasted that Warren claimed she was a MINORITY on her application to Harvard law school!! This is trickery and fraudulent.and violated at least the intent of Affirmative Action Admissions favoritisms. ( Warren's fraud is another reason that AA shuold be abolished!) She is 1/32 Indian!! Who the hell cares? But she certainly knew that Harvard cares and she used that to pry open harvard Admission for herself! , This puts Warren in the same class as the EBT frauds. A 1/32 Idian would not, and shoild not, get you a discount on a medium coffee latte. but it gets you into Harvard Law ! It's a great country!.I am 1/512 Inca ( If only I had know that when I applied to MIT!) Warren graduated from Rudger which would have got her nowhere. She couldn't make it on her merits so she expects a free lunch because she is 1/32 Indian. This is totally nauseating..This is not "all silly stuff", this is not " just a distraction" .as some here have claimed..This about character... and Professor Warren ( 1/32 Indian even got her Professorship!!! Amazing! ) is a fraud and a very pompous one at that.. By the was, this i
BAV May 05, 2012 at 12:00 AM
John - I guess you won't be voting for Warren? Was hard to tell from your post.
Harry C. May 05, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Scott Brown posed nude in Cosmo. Does that say something about his character? How does that action measure up on the Natale character scale? You are falling for the nonsense which, having read your editorial, does not come as a surprise. If you watch only Fox News, read the Herald and listen to Rush, then these absurd things mean something to you. The rest of us don't really care. We vote for the person who represents our beliefs and goals.
BOB CAREY May 05, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Harry C. May 05, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I can see you have put a lot of thought into your on-line contribution. In doing so you have raised the level of political discourse and should be commended. I think Bill O' and Rush would be proud of you.
CM June 19, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Marha & Harry C. -- It's not "he said, she said", it's about personal integrity and honesty. I see this as lying to take advantage of a system in order to get ahead without a thought for the people that she might be hurting in the process. She clearly got her position at Penn and Harvard because of her "minority" status. She lied on her resume to get what she wanted. How many times have we heard about people losing their jobs for lying on a resume? Based on this track record, what else is she willing to compromise to get into the Senate? Comparing what EW did to what SB did legally to pay his college bills is not a realistic comparison. She did something illegal/immoral as an adult and he did something legal when he a college kid. I don't get your argument..


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