Wendy Davis wasn’t exactly contrite after being exposed for having falsified her “life story.” Liars rarely are. But at least Davis acknowledged that her “language should be tighter” and that she “need[s] to be more focused on the detail.”
Now, however, she’s taking a harder line, blasting those are trying to hold her accountable for her falsehoods. Responding to Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent for governor, Davis said:
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. 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. I’ve always been open about my life not because my story is unique, but because it isn’t.
But the true version of Davis’ story is unique enough. A sucker may be born every minute, but surely the Lone Star State doesn’t have enough of them to put millions of Texas woman through law school.
Davis also claimed that by questioning her life story, Abbott shows that he “hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.” As Andrew Stiles notes, Abbott has been a paraplegic for nearly three decades.
JOHN adds: It has been fascinating to watch Wendy Davis’s campaign implode on Twitter. Is it the first political campaign to do so? I think so; but probably not the last. I assume she doesn’t actually have the Democratic nomination yet; the Dems may want to re-think.