The self-righteous Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) went so far as to use a hand gesture for emphasis while answering a question posed to her about the college cheating scandal that has rocked the world of elitists everywhere.

Appearing with Mika Brzezinksi on MSNBC's Morning Joe program on Wednesday, Warren was asked, "As a parent, how much sympathy would you have for these parents who are embroiled in this alleged cheating scandal?”

Without hesitation, Warren joined her thumb and forefinger in the air and responded "zero." I almost spit my oatmeal all over the TV!

Keep in mind Warren, who pretended to be an Indian for decades, was recently snagged for claiming Native American heritage on her Texas Bar Association application.

I'll admit Warren's answer was certainly the correct answer, but it conflicts with her own actions, which makes her look even more foolish. What Warren suggests is that is is not okay for these folks to cheat the system, but it was okay for her to do it.

Warren's list of gaffes, goofs, and fumbles is growing quickly. She just cannot be taken seriously, which is not good when you are in a crowded field of candidates that are vying for their party's presidential nomination.

As most Massachusetts voters have come to realize, Elizabeth Warren is a do-nothing hack who would say or do almost anything to win an election. That act works well enough here in deep blue Massachusetts, but I think the roadshow version will fold quickly when it's time to go prime time.

Too bad. It's almost worth keeping her around just for comic relief.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.