This GQ profile of Senator Ted Cruz makes him seem like an elitist diva who thinks more highly of himself than perhaps anyone else in the world.
Among other things, during his time at Harvard Cruz reportedly refused to study with the little people.
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.”
He was infamous for firing off mundane work e-mails in the middle of the night—it happened so often that some in the Bush campaign suspected him of writing them ahead of time and programming his computer to send while he was asleep. He was also known for dispatching regular updates on his accomplishments that one recipient likened to “the cards people send about their families at Christmas, except Ted’s were only about him and were more frequent.” When it came time to divvy up the spoils of victory, many of Cruz’s campaign colleagues headed to the White House; Cruz went to Washington, too—but he was exiled to the outer Siberia of the Federal Trade Commission. Says one friend: “He was pretty crushed.”
Considering that Cruz views people from lesser Ivy league schools as beneath him, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that he views the poor as pond scum. Why else would he try so desperately to deny healthcare to tens of millions of people?
Obviously I didn’t attend Harvard but, if I had, I think I would be reluctant to mention it knowing that a raging embarrassment like Ted Cruz views his attendance there as the last great thing that happened at the school.