Thursday, September 14, 2006
A Great Broad
I couldn't let this week pass by without acknowledging the death of one of my all-time favorite politicians, Ann Richards. (Democratic Governor of Texas '91-'95.)
Ann was an inspiration and will be missed.
From Wikipedia: .
Richards's keynote address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention put her in the national spotlight when she uttered the famous line, about the wealthy, then-Vice President George H. W. Bush, "Poor George, he can't help it...He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." The speech set the tone for her political future; she was a real Texan who established herself as a candidate who appealed to suburban voters as well as to the traditional Democratic base that included African Americans and Hispanics.