Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said her opponent, Greg Abbott, hadn’t “walked a day in my shoes.” Abbott has been a paraplegic since 1984.

If you’re imagining the relentless media mockery that would have taken place if Sarah Palin had made a similar statement, you’re not alone:

We’d never hear the end of it.



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Editor’s note: The title of this post has been updated to correct a grammatical error, and to reflect that the Davis quote was “walk a day” instead of “walk a mile” which was in the title of the initial version of the post.