Davis responds to Bristol Palin’s allegations

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Friday, Bristol Palin, the daughter of former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, wrote a less-than-flattering editorial on Sen. Wendy Davis, and surprisingly, Davis is answering.

Palin’s blog post said it was “downright pathetic” that Davis left her husband “as soon as the ink dried on the last check” he paid for her education. She goes on to argue this is definitive proof that “no matter what they say – feminism is a farce.” Palin’s criticism follows allegations made earlier this week that her rise from a teenage single mother living in a trailer park to Harvard Law School might be a little fuzzier than she let on.

During an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Monday, Davis said she has always been and will always be the most important female in her daughters’ lives. For their part, Dru and Amber Davis released open letters defending their mother.

Dru said her mother was a remarkable mother and continues to be so to this day.

“Yes, she went to law school after my sister and I were born.  We lived with her the first semester, but I had severe asthma and the weather there wasn’t good for me.  My parents made a decision for my sister and me to stay in Texas while my mom kept going to school.  But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t there for us,” Dru said.

Amber added that her family, like many others’, has gone through difficult times.

“I have recently heard the phrase ‘abandoned’ quite often in the past week. That our mother ‘left us to be raised by our father’ while she went on to pursue her education. Not only is this ridiculously unfair; it’s completely untrue,” Amber said.

Davis continues to defend her story as true.

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