You’ve gotta hand it to Elizabeth Warren: When she sets out to dig herself into a hole, she shovels like nobody’s business.

After initially trying to use the now-infamous 1/1024th results of that DNA test to prove that she wasn’t blowing smoke about her Native American ancestry, she’s apparently had a change of heart:

More from the New York Times:

On Thursday, Ms. Warren called Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, to apologize for the DNA test, said Julie Hubbard, a spokeswoman for the tribe. She called it a “brief and private” conversation. The apology was first reported by The Intercept. Ms. Warren’s campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

“I understand that she apologized for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted,” Ms. Hubbard said. “The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”

The apology is a break from Ms. Warren’s previous public stance, where she refused to admit fault.

Advisers close to Ms. Warren said she has privately expressed concern that she may have damaged her relationships to Native American groups and her own standing with activists, particularly those who are racial minorities. However, as recently as December, she rebuffed any calls for an apology.

Well, better late than never, right? And hey, at least she’s finally admitted to — ahem — freeloading off of the Cherokee culture.

The mockery of Elizabeth Warren will never come to an end. Nor should it.

She really should have. Before, she just looked like a liar. Now, she looks like a liar and an idiot.

Elizabeth Warren isn’t good for much, but the schadenfreude she brings almost makes her worth keeping around. You just can’t buy this kind of entertainment.

It would, wouldn’t it?