Davis falsehoods

Wonder Woman, alias Wendy Davis, still refuses to give credit where credit is due. Namely to the equivalent of her Batman — no, not billionaire Bruce Wayne but second husband Jeff Davis, who paid for her education at Texas Christian University and Harvard, then gained custody of their daughter and her daughter by her first marriage after she dumped him.

Question: Is Wendy just a common gold digger or a poster child for women who, through their own efforts, lift themselves up by their bootstraps? Could she have achieved all that education without a sugar daddy? We’ll never know, but we do know that she lied about it under oath in federal court. Any lawyer willing to do that and risk disbarment has questionable ethics and a lack of common sense. Her excuse is that, “My language should be tighter. I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.”

I suppose we all want our résumés to emphasize the highlights of our careers and not the pitfalls, but if one is going to be in the public light and run for high office, one should be sure to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. None of us wants a governor we can’t trust. Davis has been caught in outright falsehoods, and no amount of whining about it is acceptable. As Lanny Davis says in his book, “Truth to Tell: Tell It Early, Tell It All, Tell It Yourself: Notes From My White House Education.”

Davis should stop whining about being caught and take full responsibility for her actions and explain why she lied. Maybe then we can understand and forgive her. After all, who among us is without transgressions? However, I doubt that she will. Like Hillary Clinton, she is going to rely on a sympathetic, left-leaning media and a short memory among the public. Maybe it will work for her. My guess is it will and that she will never be subjected to the scrutiny that befell Sarah Palin.

Good luck, Texas.

Dan Ahart, Clifton

Snowden verdict

People tend to be ambivalent about Edward Snowden’s seemingly irresponsible leaking of classified documents, including the NSA’s entering into homes and stealing phone conversations by the millions. Instead of addressing the massive violations of privacy people have, as guaranteed by our Constitution, President Obama chooses to portray Snowden as a traitor.

Granted, Snowden violated the laws of our land. Of course, he fled to another country to escape prosecution. He certainly knew the seriousness of what he had done. He knew what the response was going to be. But he also knew what was going on with an out-of-control administration.

We have to ask ourselves if Snowden was doing what he did out of patriotism or for selfish reasons. Was he a little fish wanting a bigger pond or a sincere guppy wanting to clean up the water around him?

I think that his action was an important move, regardless of consequence. Only history will tell.

Jim Skinner, Waco