So, now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren — whose appeared to be on the same page with Bernie Sanders as far as fiscal policy — has endorsed Hillary Clinton, taken on Donald Trump on his home turf of Twitter, and huddled with Clinton at her D.C. residence, what’s the chance she won’t join the Democratic ticket?
Trump hit Warren on her dubious Native American heritage by calling her “Pocahontas,” and when a local reporter informed him that was “very offensive,” he did it again.
At last, someone has reclaimed the famous name, and believe or not, it’s someone from Warren’s camp. According to the Washington Post, a supporter has grabbed the Pocahontas.com domain name and redirected it to Warren’s campaign website.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 11, 2016
We’re curious just how much that cost. A domain name search shows that Pocahontas.com was created in July 1995, but according to the Internet Archive, it looked like this as recently as March, so it wasn’t necessarily a traffic magnet.
Nevertheless, it was a pretty slick move that someone should have thought of a while ago.
— Paulette Donahue (@9kittens) June 11, 2016
— Rebecca Hinton (@Serendipity33) June 11, 2016
@thehill actually pretty funny
— january_samurai (@january_samurai) June 11, 2016
@thehill bravo, Senator!
— Bill Grayson (@theBillGrayson) June 11, 2016
Exit question: If we’re to the point where the New York Daily News will refer only to “the Washington professional football team” in its sports coverage, isn’t it cultural appropriation for an Elizabeth Warren supporter to link the name of Pocahontas to a white woman’s campaign site?
@thehill It's not a compliment. She's a fraud.
— Holly B Thornton (@beachmamax2) June 11, 2016
It’s a crazy idea, but couldn’t the domain’s owner, out of good faith, have redirected the domain to, say, a site about actual Native American history and therefore put Warren’s ridiculous claim to rest, instead of continuing to kick the name around like a football?
Trump kicked that particular political football back at Warren at Saturday’s rally in Tampa, Fla.
Trump says he will apologize for calling Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas — to Pocahontas. "I will apologize because Pocahontas is insulted!"
— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) June 11, 2016