| Does Elizabeth Warren's press secretary Alethea "the official voice of blackasians" Harney have something to hide? If not, why did she lock down her Twitter account? The Washington Free Beacon has the story.
Elizabeth Warren campaign press secretary Alethea Pieters Harney-then known as "Alethea Pieters"-was earning an annual salary of $78,000 from the state of Massachusetts in 2008 for her work in the executive office of administration and finance, according to records updated Wednesday by the Boston Herald.
Harney has since received criticism for her salary from Twitter users.
Harney's personal Twitter account, @BostonAlethea, is now protected, and her tweets are only available to confirmed followers.
Before it was locked, Harney's personal Twitter page included frequent references to "Blasians" ("Black Asians"), racially charged taunts directed toward Mitt Romney (whom she referred to as "Romneezy"), shout-outs to her "Saudi sisters" and her "multiracial peeps," and observations about people who "look like they could be Indian."
Harney has also mocked white Iowa farmers in interviews, saying, "A lot of them have never seen anyone like me."
Interestingly in the summer of 2011, Harney made jokes about people "looking indian".
On July 5, 2011, Harney replied to a friend's Tweet announcing that "4 percent" of the guests at a wedding were Indian. Harney wrote, "does that tally include people who look like they could be Indian?" followed by a winking-face symbol.
Alethea, does that mean high cheekbones?
What is Alethea trying to hide, why has she protected her twitter feed? Doesn't seem like something a press secretary should be doing.