Elizabeth Warren, spewer of the original “you didn’t build that” speech and kind-of-maybe-Cherokee descendant, is the latest in the never ending “show me your _______” record-demanding between her and Senator Scott Brown. See, Warren and Brown agreed to some ridiculous deal that allows no outside group to put out positive ads for themselves, or put out negative ads for the other. Yes, bipartisan censorship! Instead, Massachusetts and the rest of America get to witness a paperwork Demandathon between the two- with of course Warren being the more demand-y, because that’s really all she has to go on.
I guess it had been a while since Warren demanded something, so Warren called on Brown to release more of his tax returns. Six years worth of returns, to be exact- well, at first. One little thing: he already has. It’s Warren who has only released four years, even though The Boston Globe had requested 6 years from both candidates back in April. But that’s not all- she went further and said, “I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he’s been in public service. He’s been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns.” Her campaign suddenly backed off this demand when she realized she might be portrayed as a shifty hypocrite.
This whole “show me your papers” stuff is a total circus and purely distraction, but Warren has herself to blame for all this. If she’s going to be aggressive, she also needs to be prepared to be just as transparent. Instead she’s looking like a complete fool and essentially making Brown look good. Oh, and she still hasn’t responded to Brown’s demand (there it is again) for her law school records that may show that she used her “heritage” to gain employment.