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. 

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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