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My Friend Amanda Carpenter
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By now the story of the National Enquirer alleging Senator Ted Cruz had all those mistresses is almost old news. 

But before it passes, I want to say a word about someone who was “pixilated” in one photograph, alleging she was one of the Cruz amours.

Let me say a word here about my friend and CNN and Conservative Review colleague Amanda Carpenter. To say that this story was a real smear job of Amanda would be to understate. The former communications director for Senator Cruz, Amanda is someone I have gotten to know as a wonderful Mom, loving wife, and all around good person. We disagree about Donald Trump (hey, this is still America, yes?) and the CNN makeup people spend way too much time on her hair when they could be tending to mine. But other than that, I have not a bad thing to say of her, much less do I have the time to tolerate such an incredible piece of garbage.

It is my understanding that the Cruz story has been peddled repeatedly to various outlets over the course of the last several months — and as various news stories and screen shots of tweets reveal this “get Cruz” effort has apparently been spearheaded by Establishment GOPers who, make no mistake, cannot abide Ted Cruz any more than they can stomach Donald Trump. And to make it clear, there is no evidence — none — that Donald Trump knew about this story, much less that he played any role in getting it published.

But I speak for myself here — and in as crystal clear a fashion as I can make it — I have not the slightest hesitation in standing up for Amanda. She has been smeared — and I for one will not sit silently and let her take the blowback here knowing full well she is totally undeserving of it.

Thus endeth the sermon.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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