Posted on | January 20, 2014 | 27 Comments
I’m starting to get this crazy feeling that Wendy Davis might not be a good person. I must be sexist.
— Dr. Kanko Kreeper (@kankokage) January 20, 2014
I can’t see any level of prevarication in Wendy Davis’s history that has not been normalized by #OccupyResoluteDesk:
[Wendy Davis] has admitted to the Dallas Morning News that she lied about key events in her life, including her first divorce. Davis may even have lied under oath, testifying in a federal lawsuit over redistricting that “I got divorced by the time I was 19 years old,” when in fact she was divorced at age 21.
Other missing details have included: her second husband paid her way through law school and she divorced him the day after the last payment was made; her ex-husband accused her in initial court filings of adultery, and was awarded custody of their two daughters; and she first ran for city council in Fort Worth as a Republican.
“My language should be tighter,” she said, admitting her campaign biography has been less than truthful.
She really should have tarted up that bio some more. A mother who was an expat from Bulungi, where that branch of the family had run a coffee plantation, to give her a more exotic feel. She could write some fanciful book with a title like “Dreams from Gaia by Way of My Mother”, or something.
We’re looking at a young version of Hillary Clinton here. If you can’t understand one woman’s epic struggle to free herself from the cruel rows of shark-like teeth arrayed against her by the ravenous, insatiable Male Patriarchy, you’re clearly sexist.
If a bit of creative writing becomes necessary to overcome centuries of Masculine Oppression, then we must look past our own peevish adherence to facts and help a sista out.
Husband paid off her student loan and Wendy Davis left the next day? Sounds like money well spent.
— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) January 19, 2014