America, Dame Peggy Noonan has some seriously mixed feelings about Wendy Davis. On the one hand, she’s very impressed with “the story of this young woman, she’s so spirited. You know, she has such energy and she seems to have such commitment.” You know, the young woman who is 50 years old and has been in the Texas Senate for four years, after a decade of serving on the Fort Worth City Council, the sweet li’l thing. Sure, her youthful passion is admirable, but these kids, what do they know? Especially those 50-year-old teen moms who have learned nothing from their experience?
Then again, dame Peggy was in her mid-30′s when she wrote words for Ronald Reagan to say, so maybe she knows about how young women get carried away with their passion for politics and spew a bunch of ideas they regret with maturity?
Now, this might be where a nitpicking librul might point out that Davis was opposing a bill designed to stop all abortions after 20 weeks and to regulate most of the state’s clinics out of business, but not Dame Peggy:
But it seems to me — and I think it seems to many Americans — that what she is speaking for and standing for is something we would recognize as infanticide, late-term abortion, the taking of a little child’s life. That is really, really serious.
You see? This is why the clear-eyed wisdom of a 62-year-old should be trusted over the callow enthusiasms of a spirited but ideologically blinded young gal of 50.
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