© 2016 by Charles D. Jones

Pocahontas

October 21, 2018

I grew up in Louisiana where politics has always been a cheap substitute for entertainment. We were never trend setters on much of anything other than duck hunting until now, because politics everywhere is entertainment. For example, like him or not, Donald Trump has an entertaining way with names. There's Crooked Hillary, Lyin' Ted, and Little Marco to name a few. I can't see or hear any of these politicians without thinking of those names. But clearly my favorite is Pocahontas. 

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Dem-MA) will no doubt run for President in 2020. Years ago, she listed on federal forms filed by Harvard and Penn law schools where she worked that she was Native American. President Trump has repeatedly mocked this, calling her Pocahontas. He's even vowed to pledge $1 million to charity if she would take a DNA test proving her Native American ancestry. 

 

Well, she did just that recently, and the DNA test indicated that she likely has some Native American blood "in the range of 6-10 generations ago." That means she's between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American. Her response was "See, I told you." Seriously? That counts?

 

I guess we're all Native American now and many of us are also Neanderthal. Does Trump now have to pay up? I think he should, but he should pick the charity. That could be entertaining.

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