Skip to comments.In glowing profile, New York Times Magazine highlights Wendy Davis biography
Posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading," writes the New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper in a 7,000-plus word profile of Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis.
Draper favorably examines the complicated biography of Davis, which the Dallas Morning News revealed is different than the one told by her campaign.
While Draper acknowledges that key facts of her biography remain disputed, he insists that "female politicians were far more constrained than men in how they recounted their stories.
"A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril," he writes. "The archetype an unimpeachable balance of dedicated public service and exemplary mothering seems inescapable, even in 2014."
Citing the personal narratives of presidential biographies, he writes that "no one ever stopped Clinton, Bush or Obama in his biographical tracks to say: 'Wait. If you were out there, conquering the world, then you could not have been here, with your family'."
Will women judge her harshly because of the newly public details of her political background?
Davis admits to Draper that there will always be people who view her decisions critically.
"I would hope they would share some admiration for what I did to climb from where I was, she explains.
Abortion Barbie should move to NYC and run for office there.
She could claim she was a single mom on welfare from Bedford-Stuyvesant and the media would just call it an exaggeration.
She is a LIAR. She is a LIB/DIM. What’s new under the sun?
How did they spin her abandoning her kids to go to Harvard and have a career? Perhaps they didn’t spin it at all. To Libs, that’s a positive.
Wendy Davis... champion of late term abortions a/k/a the dismembering of viable infants in their own mother’s womb. What a gal!
I'm sick of this "she's a girl" excuse.
She's a phony and a liar.
Times I’d quite blatant in their advocacy.
They want Davis bad.
“A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril,” he writes. “The archetype an unimpeachable balance of dedicated public service and exemplary mothering seems inescapable, even in 2014.”
What in the hell does that even mean?
On the plus side, she supports open carry. Hmmm. Guess that ain’t quite enough. Let’s see. Removing bothersome tissue mass..........good. Ridding the world of child molesters/rapists...........bad. Probably just me. But I don’t get to vote against her anyway.
How many copies of the NYT are sold in Texas ?
I think they mean that it’s ok for guys like BJ Clinton to do his business and get away with it and be a hero to the left. But they’re wrong in general, cause the more she lies and acts bizarre the more the left will love her too.
The serpent lied twice. Sin will cause death and satan blinds unbelievers eyes from knowing good from evil.
“They want Davis bad.”
I think you are right and I hope they spend lots of money on her campaign because she has no chance against Greg Abbott. That will help elect another republican somewhere else.
It’s TimesSpeak for “there’s a double standard”.
That’s a good way to look at it.
Unless the word “psychopath” appears in the article, it is a fraud.
They should have advised her to run against Cornyn. She might have a chance of beating him, for far less money.
IMHO, the article was directed at the Eastern Emily's List establishment.
She claims to be for open carry, but her other statements on the 2nd amendment show her to be just another stealth gun grabber.
“I would hope they would share some admiration for what I did to climb from where I was, she explains.
It’s been more like your campaign sinking slowly in the quicksand. With each lie it sinks a little deeper.
Texans admire good liars. Having seen some of the best we can say with all honesty, you need to keep working on your act. We can see your lips moving.
In Texas, men know a pretty woman would never lie to them, especially blonds. We admire them for that.
Didn’t she abandon her children?
I daresay I spent more time away from family (during my military service) than most non-military Americans, but I didn’t abandon my wife or my children. While I was “out there, conquering the world,” my pay went to take care of my family. So, I think there’s a distinction between men and women who have to temporarily leave their families in order to earn a living and despicable scum, like Wendy, who abandon their children (and spouses).
I think Wendy’s political narrative that is described as “necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading,” could also be more accurately characterized as a pack of bold-faced lies! However, that only makes her more appealing to Democrat voters.
All Wendy Davis did was to talk for 12 hours, something which most women can do easily.
Seems that feminism has taken a few steps backwards in the intervening years.
I think it means we aren’t supposed to say it’s wrong for a mom to abandon her children (and two husbands) to pursue a career. Frankly, I don’t give men a pass for doing that, so why should I give Wendy Davis one? In fact, I don’t even accept the propagandist’s, aka author’s, point that Americans in general give men a pass, since even leftists go after deadbeat dads with a vengeance.
Well, maybe she’s like the gabby and mark kelley-giffords show and is actually a “gun safety advocate”. ;>}
And the narrative and lies are being put in place for yet another total zero to assume an unearned and undeserved office.
Wendy Davis is a complete fabrication and an artificial construct of half-truths and deliberate misstatement of all that she ever was or shall ever be. Any of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders on the current squad would be a much superior selection as candidate for Texas governor.
She lies when the actual truth would serve her so much better, in establishing her bona fides.
Wow! Them libs want Texas soooooooo bad!
She’s a liar.
She loves abortion.
She’s a liberal.
Everything democrats require for greatness.
The article goes at length to say she’s being victimized by her critics for putting her career ahead of family. Yet she was the one who said how rough she had it as a single mother (a role she held very briefly and she didn’t even fund her schooling).
Her “me too” story fell apart. Yet the Democrat shills in the media want to ignore that aspect and talk about how inspiring she is.