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.


Snave said...

I loved her. She was a breath of fresh air in a state where the air seems to be pretty stale a good deal of the time.

Jim Marquis said...

Great picture. Great lady.