Deval Makes Emergency Warren Endorsement

For nearly five weeks now, the focus of the Massachusetts senate campaign has been on Liz Warren's career as Harvard Law School's first woman of color. That isn't changing today, as the Globe features two stories on Warren, one front page top of the fold. Governor Deval Patrick's emergency endorsement of the race fraud candidate is relegated to the front of the Metro section.

The other story covered the latest attempt of the Warren Campaign to catch up to and slow the Indian story - by telling a little more of the truth. It turns out that Liz did tell Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania about her life as an oppressed minority, but only after she was hired, claims Warren.

“At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’

Warren’s statement is her first acknowledgment that she identified herself as Native American to the Ivy League schools. While she has said she identified herself as a minority in a legal directory, she has carefully avoided any suggestion during the last month that she took further actions to promote her purported heritage.

Despite all the coverage, there was no mention in the Globe about Warren's claim that she's a precedent setting victim of breast feeding prejudice.

“I was the first nursing mother to take a bar exam in the state of New Jersey,” Warren told an audience at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2011, in a video posted on the CHF website. When asked how Warren knows that, her campaign said: “Elizabeth was making a point about the very serious challenges she faced as a working mom — from taking an all-day bar exam when she was still breast-feeding, to finding work as a lawyer that would accommodate a mom with two small children.”

The claim of being the first ever breast feeding NJ Bar taker shows a pattern of deception for Warren.

Winnie Comfort of the New Jersey Judiciary, which administers that state’s bar exam, said there’s no way to verify Warren’s claim. Comfort said women have been taking the New Jersey bar exam since 1895, but she’s not aware their nursing habits were ever tracked.