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AP: Wendy Davis Story May Have Misstated Details

From Ms. Davis’ would-be PR firm, the Associated Press:

Wendy Davis’ story may have misstated details

By WILL WEISSERT | January 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’ rise from a teenage single mother living in a trailer park to Harvard Law School is a centerpiece of her campaign for Texas governor, but some of the details of her personal story may be fuzzier than first thought.

"May have misstated details"? "May be fuzzier than first thought"? Remember how the AP wrote this way about Chris Christie’s claims? (We don’t either.)

Davis’ critics said Monday that the small discrepancies suggest her past is not quite as inspirational as she has lead Texans to believe.

Her "critics" called these "small discrepancies"?

Davis dismissed the issue as a baseless personal attack…

But she has not rebutted any of the charges.

[T]he Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that Davis was 21 – not 19 as stated in her online Texas Senate biography–when her first marriage ended in divorce. Also, Davis and her daughter Amber lived only a few months in her family’s mobile home.

The AP, like the rest of the news media, are trying to pretend that these were the only points of the Davis story.

Things got easier financially when she married her second husband, attorney Jeff Davis. His income helped raise Amber and the couple’s daughter together, Dru, as well as pay for her to finish college and attend Harvard.

Yes, his six figure income and his cashed in 401K just "helped." Because Davis was making so much money while attending college.

Davis blamed Abbott, who Texas’ current attorney general, for raising questions about her past.

"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."

Ms. Davis wasn’t alone for very long. She seems to have found a sugar daddy PDQ. And dumped him just as quickly.

Abbott campaign spokesman Matt Hirsch countered in his own statement Monday that Davis had "systematically, intentionally and repeatedly deceived Texans for years about her background, yet she expects voters to indulge her fanciful narrative."

Meanwhile, another potential question about Davis’ past comes from the Facebook page of her mother, Ginger Cornstubble [sic], which references attending Muleshoe High School in West Texas. That contradicts a 2012 suggestion by Davis that her mother had just a sixth grade education.

But in her statement, Davis said her mother "had attended school only into the ninth grade." …

Don’t worry. That’s just some more of that "loose language" Harvard lawyers are famous for.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP: Wendy Davis Story May Have Misstated Details”

  1. Liar, liar pants on fire. Elizabeth Warren School Harvard School of Liars full scholarship winner.

    Are you Native American, too, Wendy?

  2. canary

    Legal Insurrection
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2.....-it-seems/

    “My language should be tighter,” she said. “I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.”

    Both tight and loose language worked for Obambi.

    She was never a single mother considering her 2nd husband raised the girls while she went to school. He gained custody and raised both daughters after he filed for divorce because of her adultery.


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