gratitude-a-thon day 156: wendy davis (rock star of the political world)

The kick-ass, taking names, but only in the most graceful of ways, Wendy Davis completes her 11 hour filibuster.

Today it’s all Wendy Davis. This woman’s story is extraordinary. At 14, she began working after school to help out her single mom and three siblings, and became a divorced single mom herself, by 19. She went to community college, transferred to a four year college, and with loans and scholarships, she graduated first in her class,  and as if that wasn’t impressive enough, she then graduated from Harvard Law School at 33. I am feeling like an absolute slacker, and you?

Anyway, it’s no wonder that a woman who could defy those kinds of odds in her past, was able to filibuster for 11 hours (and stand, arguing, for another two) in an effort to stop a Texas abortion bill from passing. And she looked totally gorgeous while doing it, I might add. Not that it should matter, but this woman is really pretty. And she knows how to rock a pair of sneakers. And don’t even get me started on her talented bladder. She couldn’t eat, or lean either. Is she human?

First of all, I have a bladder the size of a flea. I have to eat every few hours, or I will go into an out and out coma (not really, but probably). And as for standing for 11 hours? I would need more than sneakers to accomplish that feat on my feet.

But it’s not about me. It’s about Wendy. I predict this hugely intelligent woman of substance and character, and a camel-like bladder has a BIG political future ahead of her. I know I’m a fan.

2 thoughts on “gratitude-a-thon day 156: wendy davis (rock star of the political world)

  1. the video of the proceedings made me cry (but what doesn’t) – because — one person still really CAN make a difference – wow. wow. wow.

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