State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX 10th), a candidate for Governor, had stated that she should have been a bit tighter with her language in the release of her personal story, once it was revealed that the story the campaign put forth was not entirely accurate. Apparently, it takes more than aday for a Harvard-educated attorney and her campaign staff to learn how to tighten up the language. The campaign released this statement:
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.
The truth is that at age 19, I was a teenage mother living alone with my daughter in a trailer and struggling to keep us afloat on my way to a divorce. And I knew then that I was going to have to work my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future and that’s what I’ve done. I am proud of where I came from and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.
Mrs Davis’ life hasn’t been without struggle, no question about that. But the way that she “work(ed) my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future” was to marry a well-to-do man, have him pay her way through the last two years of college and then through Harvard Law School, walk out the day after he made the final payment on her student loans — an unfortunate coincidence, I’m certain — and then give up custody of her daughters to her ex-husband!
It would appear that Mrs Davis sees the best way to have given her daughters a better life was to leave them in the care of someone else. Maybe the best way for Mrs Davis to give Texans a better life is to leave them in the care of someone other than her as well.