Fauxcohantas Warren (D-MA): I may be 1/1024th Native American!
Lindsay Graham (R-SC): Hold my beer! Excerpt:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to show up Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying Tuesday he plans to take a DNA test to find out whether he has more Native American heritage than she does.
“I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.”
“This is my Trump moment. This is reality TV,” Graham quipped.
Graham said he did not think much about his heritage until Warren released her DNA results concluding she may be between 1/1024 and 1/64 Native American.
“I’m dying to know,” Graham said. “I think I can beat her.”
I have to say, I’m really enjoying this new Lindsey Graham. We all saw, live and on television, his “enough is e-goddamn-nough” moment during the Kavanaugh nomination hearings. We’ve seen more of this new Senator Graham since. It’s a big change from the old Senator Graham, and whether it was those aforementioned hearings or something else that led to his road-to-Damascus moment, the result is a big improvement.
But, back to Fauxcohantas Warren.
I don’t think there’s much doubt that Senator Warren is positioning herself for a run at the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination. GOP campaign managers and President Trump are no doubt chortling with glee at that prospect, although personally I think she has very little chance of getting the Dem nod. I think one of the younger hotshots like Cory Booker or Kamala Harris is more likely.
President Trump probably isn’t too worried about running against either of them, either. Both are considerably farther to the political Left than the American mainstream, symptomatic of a political world in which forty years ago President Trump’s positions would have been in the mainstream of moderate Democrats like Zell Miller.
It’s highly doubtful that the Democrats will listen to me, but their best chances to seize the Imperial Mansion in 2020 – sadly – may be to run daffy old Uncle Joe Biden. Joe’s a bit of a nut and seems to be a little too handsy for this new #metoo world, but he’s also an experienced campaigner with lots of friends in Washington and elsewhere in the Democrat establishment.
Fauxcohantas Warren has succeeded in making herself a laughing-stock with this DNA business. The best thing she could have done for her political future was to pretend she never said anything about it and hope for the whole thing to blow over – but there’s that pesky bit about her quota hiring at Harvard…
…So, maybe she saw the DNA test as one last Hail Mary to retaining some kind of relevancy outside of Massachusetts. Who knows?