Good grief

Elizabeth Warren’s Senate campaign says it’s sexism to question whether she should have billed herself as a minority (she apparently is 1/32 Cherokee) during her time in academia:

Once again, the qualifications and ability of a woman are being called into question by Scott Brown who did the same thing with the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. It’s outrageous.

It’s not sexism to debate a candidate’s qualification for high public office. On the contrary, it is sexism to suggest that women, merely because they are women, may not have their qualifications questioned.

UPDATE: It seems they’re serious about it. Now the sexism charge is coming from Warren’s own lips, and with no more substance:

“The only one as I understand it who’s raising any question about whether or not I was qualified for my job is Scott Brown and I think I am qualified and frankly I’m a little shocked to hear anybody raise a question about whether or not I’m qualified to hold a job teaching,” she said, pushing to put Brown on defense. “What does he think it takes for a woman to be qualified?”

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