Skip to comments.Source in Ted Cruz GQ Article Is a Disbarred Convict
Posted on 09/24/2013 10:41:47 AM PDT by smoothsailing
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
September 24, 2013 12:00 pm
An alleged Harvard Law School roommate of Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) who was quoted provocatively in Jason Zengerles profile of Cruz for GQ magazine is a convicted DUI offender and a recently disbarred attorney.
The State Bar of California website lists Damon Christian Watson’s status as disbarred and prohibited from practicing law in the state of California, Watsons current state of residence.
Watson was disbarred by order of the California State Supreme Court on June 21, 2013, stemming from a failure to comply with the terms of a 2011 public reproval that followed a criminal conviction of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the California Bar Journal.
Zengerle neglects to mention Watsons current status, using Watson as the sole source of a key segment of his article:
The elite academic circles that Cruz was now traveling in began to rub off. As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz’s law-school roommates: “He said he didn’t want anybody from ‘minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown.
National media and Cruzs ideological adversaries seized upon the quote since the articles publication and have promoted it extensively as proof that Cruzs populist persona is more contrived than authentic.
Wonder who paid him to smear Sen. Cruz? There are so many suspects, it’s difficult to single out just one. No one should believe any dirty exclusives like this one, knowing that the Chicago Democrat thugs use Saul Alinski’s rules as their bible, since they don’t read the real Bible.
Who knew? B^)
I can understand about Brown, but I thought Penn was OK...
so let’s get this straight. GQ quotes this alcoholic to trash Cruz. The article I suspect is 100% negative?
I’m liking Cruz even more now.
I don’t care if Cruz is the most arrogant, insufferable SOB on the planet. I’ve got two senators from my state who are really nice guys and stick their fingers in the air and check with the lobbyists before every vote. I’ll trade them for Cruz in a heart beat.
Would that be 0?
It’s not just the character of the accuser, it’s the accusation he is making. Cruz supposedly only wanted to study with grads from top Ivy League schools. That’s all they can come up with?! ROFL.
I'm outraged! Outraged, I tell you!
Not 100%. But there is a definite bias to it and it's not in Cruz's favor.
Wow. The smell of desparation is awful strong here. These losers will try anything to find dirt on Sen. Cruz.
By the way, has anyone ever found anyone who remembers O from college?
We KNOW Ted Cruz attended college, 0bomba...not so much.
I agree. Pretty damned week. It's still better than spending all his time on the "Choom Squad" like Soetero.
Remember when they found the rock on the property of some ranch that had been rented by Romney thirty years ago, and the rock had a racial epithet painted on it, but the side that bore the offensive word had been turned to face the ground?
It was Rick Perry - not Romney.
Thanks for the correction!
When Pelosi and Biden and Kerry and obama and all the other snobs start hanging out with Prairie View A&M alums, then I’ll take them seriously.
Jason Zengerle, the writer of the GQ smear piece has a history of shabby smear tactics. The guy is a real dirt ball.
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