Saturday, September 29, 2012
We don't begrudge Ms. Warren's handsome earnings or her stands on legal principle, even if those principles do happen to underscore the complex nature of both the law and modern economy. But when she talks about "the millionaires and billionaires" who supposedly "wrecked our economy" and "still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them"—as she put it at the Charlotte convention—perhaps she ought to recall her own legal strutting.
By the way, Harvard requires its professors to report any extracurricular consulting activities, but Ms. Warren is refusing to disclose this list so voters can decide for themselves if she's really a handmaid to the plutocrats disguised as Robin Hood through November 6. It would be instructive to learn what other corporations, and maybe even a billionaire, have had her on their payrolls.
I think the WSJ is uncharitable here. Professor Warren could not approach her telos as the perfect embodiment of contemporary American leftism without a very substantial admixture of hypocrisy worked in. Someday she will be a very old lady, living in a very big house, talking about the glory days, and treating her servants like dirt. --TS