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Friday, June 15, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Wallpapering for dummies

Elizabeth Warren: Wallpapering for dummies


Senatorial wannabe Elizabeth Warren appears to have flip-flopped on her position on wallpaper!
At the South Shore Chamber of Commerce the other day, the Harvard prof was asked to reveal one thing about herself that the voters don’t know about — such as body tattoos or an “inhaling” past.
“Well, I got nothing interesting on tattoos or inhaling,” said Warren. “So, um, I can wallpaper! I’m actually damn good at it, too ... I’ve even wallpapered ceilings which anyone who wallpapers knows how hard that is. I am a multi-skilled person.”
But back before she became a wall-hanging savant, Warren was convinced that it was DIY for Dummies. In a 2007 interview with UC Berkeley prof Harry Kreisler, Warren recalled how, as a teenager, she decided to wallpaper the family’s Oklahoma loo.
“My daddy said, ‘Nobody in our family knows how to wallpaper,’ and I said, ‘How hard could it be? People dumber than us do it every day.’ ”
Really?
“That offends me a little,” said Milton paper hanging pro Gregory Coleman who papered his first room at 13. “Look, if you’re a dummy, there’s no way you can wallpaper. It’s very, very difficult. You need patience, skill and the physical ability with your hands.”
Coleman, who can wallpaper two rooms in a day, said he’s pretty steamed about the “crunch” his business has taken during the “sour economy.”
“I am not thrilled, speaking as a self-employed working person,” Coleman told the Track.
But enough about politics, Greg, what about this wallpapering the ceiling business?
“You’ve got to have a knack for it,” he laughed. “It’s one trend that I’m glad has faded out.”
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