While many of the voters who swept Ted Kennedy into office four months after he left the car that was Mary Joe Kopechne's tomb have perhaps themselves died, the attitude of Massachusetts voters hasn't changed too much.They barely voted for Brown over his competitor in the last election, even though she thought campaigning for the seat was beneath her.Now there is someone who learned from Martha Coakley's mistakes, and campaigns passionately. She has supporters who have been passionate about her, even before she became a YouTube star with the "you didn't build that" rant.Her battle cry is no longer "you didn't build that". She quiets down any reference of her previous pride at being the inspiration of Occupy Wall Street.There is a lot Elizabeth Warren does not want to talk about.She doesn't want to talk about her application to Harvard Business school. She will tell you that those that interviewed her did not use her Native American heritage as an incentive to hire her back in 1995. When the issue won't disappear she insists that the issue has disappeared. There is no proof that Harvard, which in the mid 1990s was under great scrutiny to improve their professor's diversity, decided to hire the only law school professor they had with her law degree from a state school because of her native American heritage.She doesn't want to talk about her daughter, who was busy this summer working for an agency that demanded that the state of Massachusetts send out (and pay for) notices to welfare recipients to remind them to register to vote. They even included a self addressed stamped envelope. She will only say that her daughter's efforts were about compelling the state to comply with the law. The action had never been undertaken in any state ever before, but no doubt registered some potential Warren voters.She doesn't want to talk about her authority to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. She has been doing so a lot since she moved to Cambridge in 1995. The problem is that there is no way to confirm that she was ever a lawyer who was licensed in Massachusetts. She had held licenses in Texas and New Jersey, but both of those licenses have been put into a state that does not allow for third party research. There is a lot of interest in this, however, and radio and newspaper reporters are in the midst of FOIA requests to get to the bottom of whether Warren was paid for legal work that she was not authorized to be paid for.This is just scratching the surface. If the press was doing it's job right it would demand that Warren sit down and answer questions like: "what kind of work have you done for the Native American tribes that you have claimed to be part of in the past." But that line of questioning might overcome the foolishness of even Massachusetts voters.
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