Despite the stereotype, I’m not really personally aware of all that many mothers-in-law that drive their children’s spouses crazy. But there are always exceptions to the rule.
Case in point may be Democrat darling, MJ Hegar, currently seeking to replace Texas Republican John Cornyn in the US Senate.
As seen in the Facebook entry (at the end of this article), Patty Alexander Heiman has very publicly given a verbal body slam to the woman who is not only the spouse of her son, but MJ Hegar is also step-mother to Patty’s three grand-children.
But before getting to that, I would like to point out that the Texas Democrats are making quite a bit of political hay regarding Hegar past life where she was an officer in the Air Force.
First off, I’d like to point out what most civilians are unaware of… namely, anyone holding the paygrade of O-3 (USMC, US Army, USAF, USSF Captain; USN, USCG Lieutenant) with 12 years in service AND hasn’t been at least selected to paygrade O-4, is essentially forced out for being a screw-up.
Now I’m not saying that’s the case in regards to Hegar, but I do find the following to be at least mildly curious;
- As noted by WomenVeteranSupport.com, Hegar was in the US Air Force, then transitioned to the California Air National Guard, all encompassing the years 1999-2011. Of course, a total of 12 years.
- Interestingly enough, Military.wikia.org notes that the highest rank achieved by Hegar was Captain (paygrade 0-3).
With all that aside, here’s what the momma-in-law posted to Facebook;