The producers at 'Jeopardy!' are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for material these days, as they just devoted an entire category to Elizabeth Warren. Not only is it pretty obscure stuff, it’s incredibly boring. So on radio today, Glenn read some of the ‘answers’ Jeopardy should have presented instead.
What were some of the 'Jeopardy!' questions?
1) In 2012, Elizabeth Warren was elected a senator from this state.
A) What is Massachusetts?
2) Mrs. Warren is on the Senate committee known as HELP: Health, Education, Labor and these retirement benefits.
A) What are pensions?
3) Elizabeth chaired the Congressional oversight panel for this program, whose 4-letter abbreviation sounds like a canvas cover.
A) What is TARP?
4) An expert on bankruptcy, Elizabeth Warren wrote a 2008 text on the essentials of this part of the bankruptcy code.
A) What is Chapter 11?
5) Mrs. Warren championed the creation of and was the interim director of this bureau, CFPB for short.
A) What is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
"No political agenda here. Let's just do somebody who's running possibly for president, let's just give them a whole category on 'Jeopardy!' about them," Glenn said.
So what questions should have been asked? Glenn read some questions put together by William A. Jacobsen
1) Warren claimed to have the heritage of the these Native American tribes.
Answer: What are Cherokee and Delaware.
2) Warren says she listed herself as Native American for the purpose of a law professor directory used for hiring purposes in the 1980s so she could meet others like her, in order to do this.
Answer: What is have lunch.
3) In connection with breast implant litigation for which Warren claimed during the 2012 Senate campaign to have fought for women, Warren actually represented this company which was trying to avoid liability.
Answer: What is Dow Chemical.
4) A social movement for which Warren claimed to provide the intellectual foundation.
Answer: What is Occupy Wall Street.
5) Warren identified this type of business person who needed to pay more for use of the roads the rest of us paid for.
Answer: What is Factory Owners.
Elizabeth Warren claimed to be the first woman to do this during the New Jersey bar exam.
Answer: What is Nurse her child.
"She of course took credit for [Occupy Wall Street], which was kind of the notable part of that. But really, you know, she was the one that had all the youtube videos that were passed around among Occupy Wall Street. She was the one willing to stand up and say the crazy socialist type things that Occupy Wall Street wanted. She was the hero of that. They praised her constantly," Stu said.
"That's dangerous. She's in the senate. Those are dangerous, dangerous people," Glenn said.
"She's extreme. She's a radical," Pat said.