It certainly does a Democrat body good to be sucked up into the whirlwind of political rough-housing where phony personal resumes of romanticized goodness and glory are whipped away in a flash by the simple act of checking a few of the manufactured facts.
Ms. Wendy Davis, Democrat gubernatorial candidate for the state of Texas and poster princess for the Planned Parenthood approach to population control, has been telling a few tall tales about her personal journey through life, but hey, what’s a few feminist fables when there’s an election to win and a destructive ideology to foster. The Wendy Bird (see Peter Pan) and her sad saga of poverty, personal struggle, and then her ultimate I-Did-It-On-My-Own victory, fell to earth on Sunday when the Dallas Morning News shot down her flight of fancy.
Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter.
A single mother working two jobs, 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.
These little white lies are the icing on the cake that many of us like to spread onto our personal narratives. But when you’re a politician running for a major office and when you’ve painted your face with the false stage makeup of I-Did-It-On-My-Own feminism, well, those little lifestyle fibs take on a brand new significance. Whinging Wendy had the following comment about the Dallas Morning News story, basically blaming her political opponent for the surfacing of unsavory contradictions.
“We’re not surprised by Greg Abbott’s campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead,” she said. “But they won’t work, because my story is the story of millions of Texas women who know the strength it takes when you’re young, alone and a mother.”