Sen. Ted Cruz, who repeatedly called out former President Barack Obama for vacationing during times of crisis, deserves to eat a slice of humble pie — preferably frozen — for ditching his fellow Texans during a power meltdown and epic winter storm to catch some rays with the fam in Cancun.
After enduring a walk of shame back to Texas through airport terminals in two countries in which every step was recorded by someone with a cellphone camera, only Fox News host Sean Hannity was willing to cut Cruz some slack for his ill-advised trip.
While Hannity tried to use fiction to explain away Cruz’s bad judgment, the reality is the senator was following an ill-considered path taken by numerous politicians who preceded him.
Take the case of fellow Texan Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, who traveled by private jet last December with a group of friends to have some fun in the sun at another Mexican resort town, Cabo San Lucas. There, Adler recorded a…