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Women in Politics

Rebecca Traister on Wendy Davis:

Davis’s real mistake was in behaving like she could get away with an Easy-Bake personal narrative—like George Bush, the rancher from Texas, or Mitt Romney, who didn’t inherit any money from his dad—without getting audited in a big and gruesome way.

Yes, nobody in the press or politics questioned whether “rancher from Texas” was a full description of Bush’s background or whether Romney had a privileged background. Excellent point.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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