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Iowans should be skeptical of Warren

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been making the rounds in Iowa lately as she campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. Iowans should exercise caution and skepticism as they evaluate the candidate, well-known to those of us in Massachusetts.

Warren’s career as a legal academic had plateaued when she decided to “check the box,” indicating she was a Native American, something extremely rare on the faculties of elite law schools. Leveraging her “family lore,” she became Harvard’s first “minority” female professor. Except we now know, by her own admission, that she is not a tribal member.

Warren has no shame and limitless gall. Her lack of self-awareness is shocking. She talks a good game but she’s all about herself, her ambitions. Policies and politics aside, this woman is someone Iowans should treat warily. You’re not a misogynist if you judge her unworthy of your support, just perceptive.

John O’Loughlin

Boston

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