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Andrea Mitchell: Does Greg Abbott Really Need That Wheelchair? Wendy Davis: Gee, I Have Great Hair!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:52 pm

[guest post by Dana]

This certainly doesn’t bode well for blondes. As if Wendy Davis didn’t already reveal her lack of shame with that ad, she also failed to set the record straight regarding her opponent Greg Abbott and his disability when Andrea Mitchell made an ugly suggestion:

“Could you have gone after what you see as his hypocrisy by pointing out what he did in that rape case, what he did in these other cases, without the stark image of the empty wheelchair, which seemed to be trying to point people towards his own supposed disability?”


20 Responses to “Andrea Mitchell: Does Greg Abbott Really Need That Wheelchair? Wendy Davis: Gee, I Have Great Hair!”

  1. both look loaded don’t they – I’m being serious – they look drunk

    EPWJ (992ed5)

  2. Andrea doesn’t seem to realize her own disability which is Alan and his crashing the economy in 2006.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  3. My rehab doctor told me, “Disability begins at the neck and goes up”. I believe him. In that metaphorical sense, Abbott is not disabled. He has a handicap which he has overcome admirably. Andrea and Wendy, on the other hand, have a literal disability which starts at the neck and goes up. Coprocephaly. S**t for brains.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. The same brains as the liar in chief, nk.

    mg (31009b)

  5. nk has that right. Abbott, by overcoming a serious physical limitation, shows he’s more able than most. Mitchell, by being intellectually prisoner to partisanship, is less able to even comprehend the world around her.

    I’ll grant Davis one thing. She was going to lose anyway, but at least now she’s getting nationwide attention for losing like this. In some circles she will be beloved.

    Dustin (801032)

  6. When I appeared before him during his tenure as judge of the 129th Civil District Court of Harris County, Greg Abbott exercised a firm and easy command over his courtroom. His wheelchair was a complete non-issue, but his personal qualities and professional manner gained him near-universal admiration and respect — among the court staffers, among the lawyers on all sides of the docket, and most especially among jurors, who adored him. He had a superb judicial manner. I’ve always been among his personal and professional fans. He’s a class act.

    And then there’s Wendy. Many Texas women are still a bit chapped that their national reputations were so badly skewed by Sue Ellen Ewing on “Dallas.” How many more years is it going to take for them to live down Wendy? I think Texas women may feel now sort of like Texas men felt after Rick Perry forgot that third cabinet department: Politics aside, it’s just bad for the state image. The silver lining: Wendy’s unlikely to go into a second season, much less re-runs and syndication.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  7. This is an extremely entertaining campaign in Texas, isn’t it, Dustin? Who’da thunk it?

    Beldar (fa637a)

  8. I love the way Andrea Mitchell pauses to make sure she’s using the right qualifier. You can almost see her mental processes in little thought balloons above her head: “‘Alleged’? No, too harsh. ‘Unfortunate’? No, too sympathetic. ‘Supposed’? Yeah, ‘supposed‘!” And she says it.

    This means that in Andrea Mitchell’s version of reality, she thinks there’s a serious chance that as soon as the election returns are in, Greg Abbott is going to bounce up out of that wheelchair, do a couple of cartwheels, lick over a couple of ladders, and dance a damned Irish jig. “Gotcha!” shouts Gov-Elect Greg Abbott in Andrea Mitchell’s mind. “Fooled you all, especially you, Andrea Mitchell!”

    Beldar (fa637a)

  9. I think Abbott is more disabled than the woman with the prosthetic leg.

    There is a problem with the ADA.

    It doesn’t matter if someone was not hired because of a supposed disability. The disability has got to be severe enough. It could enough not to get hired but not enough for the ADA.

    Result: stupid litigation.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  10. Like I said in the other thread, when reality means waking up next to Alan Greenspan every morning, how much of it do you want to be in touch with?

    I hesitated to make this comment. It probably does not pass the traditional silver sieves test. But maybe there should be a fourth one — “Is it fun”?

    nk (dbc370)

  11. We are all temporarily able-bodied (well, from birth some never were); the two ladies appear to have become temporarily (it is to be hoped?) temporarily foot-in-brained.

    htom (412a17)

  12. Beldar

    Do you think it was scripted? I’m thinking so.

    EPWJ (598909)

  13. it’s Journolist or whatever they are calling it now, the Times James Montgomery was on a similar track

    narciso (ee1f88)

  14. hey Beldar,
    You or Pat or anybody want to comment on this which was brought up by narciso yesterday:

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  15. she has some kind of weevil on her face

    kinda like how John Boy Walton did but his was dark and angry looking

    if I had a face weevil I suppose I might would file for disability

    it changes your options

    happyfeet (a785d5)

  16. Beldar, absolutely! I mentioned the like to Patrick last night. This was no slip of the tongue. She fully thought it out.

    Dana (e8e331)

  17. I second MD’s question. I know everyone is busy but is there any chance of a post about the Houston subpoenas to the local pastors?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  18. Stand up Chuck.

    mg (31009b)

  19. The place that needs rampant ebola is Washington DC, not Texas or Africa.

    Jus’ Sayin’….

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  20. Abbott should demand to be interviewed in her show as a matter of fairness, and then start asking about her “supposed” integrity.

    Ray Van Dune (d9ea85)

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