The Mind Wobbles

So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

R.I.P Ann Richards

Former Texas Governor and all-around fabulous woman Ann Richards has died of esophageal cancer.

I *loved* her!

This is a woman who launched a political career after turning 40, having raised four children. She eventually became only the second woman in the history of Texas to be elected Governor. She also overcame an alcohol problem and took up motorcycle riding in her 60s!

She became nationally recognized during the 1988 Democratic Convention when she quipped about George Bush (father)"Poor George. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." The sad irony is that she was eventually defeated in her second Governor's race by Dubyuh - who was born with *two silver feet wearing platinum boots* in his mouth!

She was often quoted as saying: "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

Godspeed'll be missed.


Blogger Dixie said...

Oh no! I hadn't heard this. This makes me so sad. I have such admiration for her.

May God bless her and her family.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Toni Lea Andrews said...

Talk about a role model...

I also loved her comment during a more recent political appearance that she had decided to speak "...So ya'll can hear what a REAL Texas accent sounds like."

7:35 AM  

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