Denny’s Daily Zinger: Time to Check Your Résumé?

Let's remember Wendy Davis' 15 minutes of fame.

Let’s remember Wendy Davis’ 15 minutes of fame.
Abortion is a third rail in American politics. Nobody likes abortion. The defining question: Is it the government’s business?

With some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions in Texas, it was a circus atmosphere at the state capitol in Austin last summer:

For more than 11 hours on June 25, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, stood on the Texas Senate floor. She spoke—without taking a break to eat, drink or go to the restroom—against a bill that would tighten restrictions on abortion in Texas that she said would take the state to a “dark place.” —Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 24, 2013

Political junkies everywhere—myself included—were salivating for a juicy, bare-knuckles fight.

  • Republican vs. Democrat
  • Anti-abortion vs. Right to Choose
  • Woman vs. Man

Alas, it is likely not to be. A month later, The Dallas Morning News senior political writer Wayne Slater accused Wendy Davis of blurring “key facts” in her life story.

If Davis runs—as a Democrat in a Republican state—the opposition will pound home the idea that if Davis lied about her past, she cannot be trusted.

Takeaways to Consider

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His next book will be “Write Everything Right! Visit him at dennyhatch.com or contact him at dennyhatch@yahoo.com.

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

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  • mikewrite

    Denny,

    Remember George O’Leary’s degree-embellished resume when he almost became head coach at Notre Dame? Of course, our industry is notorious for embbellished resumes. No one self-promotes better than ad people.

  • Brooke

    There is nothing about Wendy’s "Resume" that is incorrect. He has the education she has and she has worked the jobs. She misstated the year she got divorced. Which is no one’s business.