Local Family's Heritage is Lesson for Scott Brown
The Madison-Sauer family were featured in article questioning the behavior of Scott Brown’s staff and Brown’s claims that Warren doesn’t look like a person of color
As Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown head into another debate tomorrow night, a local Island family and their heritage have been brought to Senator Scott Brown’s attention on the Daily Kos website. In response to Brown’s stating that Warren did not look like a person of color, writer Peter Sauer asks Brown to take a look at his own nephews, Amos and Waylon Sauer who are half Wampanoag Indian and said that although they look, “Celtic-y, English-y, Alsace-Lorraine-y side of the color spectrum. Genetics are a funny thing.”
The Sauer boys are the sons of Dan and Wenonah (Nonie) Madison Sauer who own 7a Foods. The post includes a series of pictures, including the one here. “You see that man peeking out in the bottom left-hand corner? That's their grandfather, Jeffrey Madison, full-blooded descendent of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah,” Sauer stated.
Sauer asked Brown, “Just how is Nonie suppose to explain the glee your people are taking in mocking Waylon's blood relatives?” And while Sauer is a New York voter and won’t be voting in the Warren/Brown election, his brother and his wife are. “They’re your constituents and they're Indians. Proud Indians whom I've yet to see unleash any tomahawk chops or war whoops, unlike say, the people on your payroll.”
You can read the whole article here. What do you think of Scott Brown's statement that Elizabeth Warren doesn't look like a person of color?