DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Social media lit up with reaction to Governor Rick Perry’s comments on the personal life of Senator Wendy Davis.
Governor Perry was speaking at the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas about recent efforts to pass tough abortion restrictions in Texas, when he brought up Sen. Davis’ personal history.
“She was a teenage mother herself, she managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas Senate. It’s just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example… that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters,” said Perry.
The comments did not go over well with Davis.
She tweeted more than 100,000 followers saying, “Today Governor Perry shamefully attacked me and my family, further exposing his belief that he knows what’s best for Texas women.”
Her next tweet called for supporters to donate to her re-election.
Fans were more than willing.
“Can we just elect Wendy Davis Governor of Texas already?” wrote one woman.
But others felt the governor’s comments were taken out of context.
“Y’all do realize that Rick perry complemented Wendy Davis right? It wasn’t a personal attack at all.”
Political expert John Weekley says any perceived personal attack on Sen Davis could benefit her and hurt the governor.
“When you start to get personal in your commentary about someone else, you better keep it polite, respectful, and extraordinarily high level,” he said.
The buzz has paid off for one lucky company, Mizuno, the makers of those pink shoes Sen. Davis wore during her filibuster.
On Amazon, reviewers have given the shoes five stars, calling them “perfect for a filibuster.”
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