Wendy Davis, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate, caught dramatically lying about her personal history
her biography — a divorced teenage mother living in a trailer who earned her way to Harvard and political achievement . . . .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 met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston. When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.Wendy Davis' language "should be tighter"? If a Republican had done this type of misleading, they would be ravaged by the press. 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.
In an extensive interview last week, Davis acknowledged some chronological errors and incomplete details in what she and her aides have said about her life.
“My language should be tighter,” she said. “I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.” . . . Davis defended the accuracy of her overall account as a young single mother who escaped poverty, earned an education and built a successful legal and political career through hard work and determination. . . .
As an aside, Sarah Palin was savaged by liberals for being governor and having kids -- that she wasn't able to give them the desired time even though her husband made up the difference. How often do women lose custody of their biological children to a husband who isn't the children's biological father? How often do women lose custody in any case, especially if they have a good paying job as a lawyer? It seems like more is going on here than Davis simply having spending all her time at work.
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