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The sudden sainthood of TexanWendy Davis

9:21 PM, Jul. 7, 2013
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I like Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis. I admire her intelligence, chutzpah, tenacity and, to be perfectly honest, her enviable continence.

But her elevation to national heroine, essentially owing to her ability to speak for 11 hours straight without a break while wearing (how many times did we hear or read it?) "rouge-red sneakers," is absurd.

No matter what one's politics, one can't help noticing the strangeness of this latest phenomenon - fame by filibuster - or the remarkable acclamation bestowed on Davis for her passionate defense of a woman's right to destroy an unborn child (or fetus, if ...

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