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January 20, 2014

Abortion Barbie's Epic Backstory Unravels a Bit

Purp had this in the headlines. Wendy Davis rode to national prominence over her (useless) filibuster of Texas Senate Bill 5 which banned abortions in Texas after 20 weeks of pregnancy and required abortion clinics to meet the same standards of patient care as other places where surgeons operate on people. Because, war on women or something.

Pink Sneaker Sweetie's rise to prominence went something like this: She got pregnant when she was young (yes), lived in a trailer park (for a few months then moved in with the folks), struggled and clawed her way through education, a second marriage and a second child to make it to Harvard Law School where she excelled and all those inspiring things (while her second husband paid for it and took care of the daughters. Cause she was gone. Doing great things).

Well her second husband paid for it, and incidentally she left him and her two daughters in Texas for a couple years while she studied and matriculated at Harvard Law.

Is it "matriculated?" I don't know, I do cheerleaders. She'd have been a good one.

She divorced second husband Jeff Davis and relinquished custody of the children to him. Paid him child support even. She did her stunt in the rotunda and got lots of national attention (cash) to run for governor of Houston (see Molly Ringwald, goof).

She is also now focused on tightening up her language in interviews.

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. Im learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.

Anyway she's the next Democrat candidate for governor who will lose against Greg Abbott who is from Houston but is running for governor of the whole enchilada.

You go girl.

also! @WendyDavisTaxes is funny on twitter.


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posted by Dave In Texas at 07:38 PM

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