I wasn’t planning on writing a diary today, but saw this www.thedailybeast.com/… and could not resist.
Ted Cruz has a knack for making bad situations worse. This week, he did it again. A major scandal erupted when when Ted and his wife, Heidi, were photographed taking a flight from Houston to the balmy tropical shores of Cancun, Mexico. This would not be news but for the inconvenient fact that Ted Cruz is a United States Senator representing the State of Texas and Ted was caught fleeing Texas during the middle of the worst natural disaster to hit Texas in his lifetime, a storm that left the entire state in the deep-freeze, compounded by an unnatural disaster whereby the state’s isolated, obsolete, underregulated, privatized electrical grid epically failed, leaving many millions of Texans without electricity, heat or running water in subzero temperatures for days on end, with many dying in their own homes as a result. Under the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that a lot of Texans were more than a little upset when the news of the Cancun bound Cruz broke.
“When caught, Ted attempted to act empathic to his constituents but, being Ted Cruise, couldn’t help but solicit for sympathy for his own plight. He alleged said, “This has been an infuriating week for Texans. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses. Our homes are freezing and our light are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too.”
Ted tried to explain that he was not abandoning his constituents in the frozen heatless tundra to luxuriate on balmy tropical beaches in Cancun. Rather, he was just being a good dad. “With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.’” www.dailykos.com/… Ignore the later return date on his original roundtrip ticket; that’s fake news.
Ted’s story stated to fall apart almost immediately. www.dailykos.com/… But now, incriminating texts by his wife have recently been reported that completely contradict his story.
As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues to do damage control over his ill-timed trip to Cancun during a once-in-a-lifetime disaster in Texas, text messages purporting to show his wife boasting about the trip to neighbors and friends beforehand have emerged. Cruz has suggested he only went on the spontaneous getaway to appease his daughters, but messages from Heidi Cruz first reported by local news outlet Reform Austin paint a far different picture, one of a gleeful escape.
In texts confirmed by two people on the text message chain, Heidi Cruz invited neighbors along for the getaway from her “freezing” home. “Anyone can or want to leave for the week? We may go to Cancun,” she reportedly wrote early Wednesday, mentioning a “direct “flight” and “hotels w capacity.” “Seriously. COVID test to come back which we will take there,” she continued.
Heidi Cruz’s texts suggest that the reason for the trip was for them to get away from their “freezing home.” Oops. Her texts further suggest that the “friends” that Ted was referring in his excuse were actually the Cruz’s adult neighbors. To be fair to Ted, when he said that he was being a “good dad” by chaperoning his daughters “on a trip with friends” he didn’t say that those “friends” were his daughters friends.
Heidi further revealed that the Cruz’s didn’t intend to simply escape the mess in Texas, but to a place of pampered luxury:
With many Texans struggling to get water and forced to ration food as the disastrous deep freeze batters the supply chain, Heidi Cruz enticed neighbors with details about the planned trip, which included a pricey stay at The Ritz-Carlton in Cancun from Wednesday to Sunday at $309 per night.
Sounds like Ted has a lot more explaining to do. On the bright side, if his Senatoring gig doesn’t work out, it looks like Heidi has the chops to be a powerhouse travel agent.
I thought about including a poll, but decided it might be more fun to to do a “fill in the blank” for Ted, instead.
The question is: “Ted Cruz is a______________________________.”
Be creative. Put your answer in the comments.
Its midnight here, so I’ll check comments in the morning.