Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wendy Davis, Classic Texas Four-Flusher | RealClearPolitics

This woman should be a politician, no doubt about it.  She's perhaps the perfect example of what politicians need to be good at.

These days, The Texan doesn't need a man to come to the little lady's rescue or lead her out of the wilderness. Today, The Texan is a woman herself. In Wendy Davis's case, it's men that got her in this fix. She was a single mother, born into poverty to another single mom, this one with a sixth-grade education. Like her own mother, Wendy was abandoned as a teenager. But she aimed to overcome all that. On the strength of academic scholarships and student loans—and her own brains and grit—she traded the trailer park for Texas Christian University and Harvard Law School. Next stop: the governor's mansion in Austin.  That's the story line, anyway, and it's real bootstraps stuff. But is it true?

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