What 'Republican' Is Helping Sell the Wendy Davis Book As An 'Inspirational Story'?

September 15th, 2014 4:43 PM

Try this quiz on your conservative friends. Which so-called Republican offered a gooey blurb on the cover of the biography of liberal pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis?

Who would be moved by her “inspirational story” without any skepticism that she’s telling the truth about her life story in the book? Truth-telling isn’t really her forte, when she's the "epitome of biographical fraud." One of these book endorsers is not like the others:

“It’s very good… an important contribution not only to understanding Wendy Davis but to where we are right now.” –Rachel Maddow

“Tremendously proud of Wendy Davis for telling her story - and fighting on behalf of Texas women every day.” – Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

“I’m a Republican…but I can still love the book and be moved by an inspirational story.” –Joe Scarborough

But the Davis story isn’t inspirational if you’re a conservative Republican. This is an inspiration if you’re an abortion-promoting liberal, as other promotional book copy underlines:

Davis became an overnight political sensation and a hero to women’s rights supporters across the country when she single-handedly filibustered Governor Rick Perry’s sweeping bill that aimed to close all but five abortion clinics in her state. During her historic nearly thirteen hours on the floor of the state legislature, Davis wasn’t allowed to eat, drink, sit, use the bathroom, speak off topic, or lean against any furniture. When it was over, President Obama tweeted support to his millions of Twitter followers, and Wendy Davis—with her pink sneakers—was suddenly a household name.

She is now the first Democrat to make a serious run for governor of Texas in two decades, and her personal story is a testament to the enduring power of the American dream and an inspiration to countless women looking for a way out of desperate circumstances. Told in her own refreshingly forthright voice, Forgetting to be Afraid is the exhilarating and deeply moving story behind one of the nation’s brightest young political stars.