Wire: Ted Cruz, humble man of the people, refused to study with anyone from ‘The Lesser Ivies’

Sen. Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz attends a Constitution Day Celebration in Kingwood, Texas — photo by Patrick Feller


Ted Cruz is a man of the people, from humble roots. Just ask Sarah Palin, who knows a thing or two about selling herself as a simple down-home yokel (albeit with a greater degree of truthiness). Ted Cruz is on the side of ordinary Americans, because he is one of them, or at least has learned how to be photographed in the presence of ordinary Americans.

Of course, he wasn’t always so willing to mingle with the unwashed.

Think Progress found a juicy little tidbit in that long-ass GQ profile of Cruz that we haven’t managed to struggle through quite yet:

As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz’s law-school roommates: “He said he didn’t want anybody from ‘minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown.”

Yep, that’s some real Joe Moose-Pack stuff right there, a real common touch! You can see why Sarah P wants to fake-gestate all his babies.

Wonder what other stuff is in that GQ article? Who knows? Today is pretty much a severed penis kind of day, we think.

By Doktor Zoom

[GQ via ThinkProgress]