, Newburyport, MA


October 9, 2012

Brown's tactics cause vote for Warren

To the editor:

I wonder why Scott Brown is flogging a dead horse. Elizabeth Warren’s initial response to questions concerning her ancestry was clumsy at best. But it’s quite clear – unless one chooses to think Charles Fried, Reagan’s solicitor general, is a liar — that Warren’s acknowledgment of her heritage gained her no special advantages. So what’s Brown’s problem? Does he object to the fact that her parents had to elope because of her future in-laws’ objections to her mixed heritage? Does he have a problem with the fact that she’s not pure “WASP”?

At the end of the day, who Warren’s remote ancestors were has nothing to do with the economy or education or infrastructure or anything else that affects our lives today.

I’d hoped that Brown would be our senator in the mold of Edward Brooke and Leveret Saltonstall or Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, and have written supporting letters to him in the past. But his actions now, and those of his war-whooping team, convince me that we’d be better represented by Warren.

Peter L. Albrecht


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