14 September 2006

Governor Richards

Dead at 73 of esophageal cancer.
Too soon. (Anyone know- was she a smoker?)

Politics today are too often a shouting match.
Nasty, and bitter-
"Don't confuse me with the facts, I already have my mind made up!"

Ann Richards was definitely a politician,
BUT she wasn't nasty. It was obvious she was striving for the good of the many.
Her "George Bush can't help it, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth" comment made us all laugh. Good natured political fun.
Those running for office today should study her methods.

We're all worse for her leaving us.


John said...

I agree that Ann Richards was a true original. While governor of Texas, a controversy erupted over a nativity scene installed outside a government building at the capitol. Her comment, and I'm paraphrasing, was to leave it be since it was the first time three wise men had ever assembled at the capitol at one time.

She was a good one ...

SloppyPilot said...

Yes, she was a smoker, and a heck of a tough lady.