Monday, January 20, 2014

Wendy Davis wants to be governor

I hope everyone is seeing what I am seeing.  The lies they lay out are pretty substantial - "a divorced teenage mother living in a trailer who earned her way to Harvard and political achievement."  When some facts came to light - she divorced at 21, and re-married a well-to-do husband - a friend of her father's who cashed in his 401k to pay for her Harvard education - she sais she is "learning about using broader, looser language." 

Learning about broader language?  Yeah, ok.  Was she learning about broadening her horizons when she committed adultery and divorced her husband the day after he paid off her student loans?  What strikes me is how she talks about herself:

On 'earning' her education: “I’m a Texas success story”
On the family finances: “I was a vibrant part of contributing to our family finances"
On her divorce and losing custody of the children: "While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.”
On being ordered to pay child support: "That was at my request"

People who know her say something a little different:
A former colleague and political supporter who worked closely with Davis when she was on the council said the body’s work was very time-consuming.
"Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said, speaking only on condition of anonymity in order to give what he called an honest assessment. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”
He said: “She’s going to find a way, and she’s going to figure out a way to spin herself in a way that grabs at the heart strings. A lot of it isn’t true about her, but that’s just us who knew her. "
It's so clear the woman is a nutcase.  I hope everyone sees it.

Update: John Lott sees it.
Davis did very briefly live in a mobile home and she briefly was a single mom working two jobs. But a lot is left out and incredibly misleading. Her second husband earned her way through her last two years at Texas Christian University and all of her time at Harvard Law School. Her second husband took care of her kids, even the ones from her first marriage (seriously!).  
... She escaped poverty by getting married to a 13 years older lawyer who paid for her way through college, took care of her children, and the man got custody of her kids because she was so focused on her own work. It is nice that she was worked hard enough to graduate from Texas Christian and get into Harvard Law School, but to say that her hard work got her out of poverty is a bit much, unless you include the dating market as your way of working your way out of poverty.

1 comment:

  1. She was a gold digger.

    There's no other way to describe what she did. Married an older guy with money; let him pay her way through college; then dumped him after the bills were paid.

    Gold digger.