is getting attention today after publishing a piece criticizing gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis for lying under oath about being divorced at 19.
(The newspaper points out she was actually 21.) Its author, the veteran Texas political writer Wayne Slater, is also critical about the amount of time she spent in living in the trailer park.
Writes Slater, Jeff Davis paid for her final two years at TCU. “I was making really good money then, well over six figures,” he said.
“But when you’ve got someone at Harvard, you’ve got bills to pay, you’ve got two small kids. You do what you have to do, no big deal.” The daughters, then 8 and 2, remained with Jeff Davis in Fort Worth while Wendy Davis was at Harvard.
Jefferson Finis Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, was a planter, politician and soldier born in Kentucky and raised in Mississippi.
Davis was the tenth and youngest child of Revolutionary War soldier Samuel Davis and his wife Jane Cook Davis (Finis in Latin means final—the couple wanted no more children after Jefferson).
We had dinner at a restaurant and went on campus to talk well into the morning.(According to the piece, it was only a few months and thus somehow negates the fact that she was a poor single mother has because it didn't take the opportunity to paint a portrait of Davis as a money-hungry, opportunistic sugar baby who rode her husband's money from the trailer park to Harvard to the state house.While he concedes that "there’s no question Davis struggled financially" in her childhood, joining the workforce at 14 in order to help her mother, Slater still manages to portray Davis as an opportunistic twentysomething, aggressively pursuing an older man after her first marriage disintegrated.The man known as “the greatest entertainer in the world” was onstage, the smoke from his cigarette trellising the air.
You had to see him: the gorgeous shirt, the cuff links, the way everything billowed. But, in 1957, she fell in love with Sammy Davis Jr., who, with his immense popularity, was breaking the race barrier of a firmly segregated entertainment industry.