At age 14, Cruz's father, Rafael, fought with rebels (including Fidel Castro) against Cuba's dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Captured and tortured, he escaped at 18 to America with $100 sewn in his underwear. Rafael graduated from the University of Texas, met his wife — like him, a mathematician — with whom he founded a small business processing seismic data for the oil industry.I wonder why his dad would leave a worker's paradise....
Friday, June 17, 2011
My Kind Of Conservative
Ted Cruz is running in Texas to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison as Senator. Now, he's a fairly impressive figure in his own right, but I don't write puff pieces on Republicans just to do so; no, there's got to be a little more, and this part about his parents got my attention: