Battle Lost
September 14, 2006
Ann Richards on a Harley

I hardly know what to say. I adored Ann Richards when she was governor of Texas. I was crushed after moving away from Texas for graduate school to learn that some political "newcomer" named Shrub had gotten elected after her term.

I heard today that she passed away after battling cancer of the esophagus. That diagnosis was given just this past March. She's much missed already. She was an incredible, incredible woman.

Some favourite quotes:
"Poor George [George H. W. Bush], he can't help it...He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

Posted by Red Monkey at September 14, 2006 11:27 AM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

Peety said:

Terrific picture..
It captures her essence ...
*hugs* Ender..


p.s It is almost week-end, so get the Mount Gay Rum , ready..........

September 14, 2006 12:23 PM

 

Babs said:

She was a great woman. She will be dearly missed. RIP Ann.

September 14, 2006 9:02 PM

 

Jodi said:

I was saddened to hear of her passing as well..She did a lot for women, she stood out as a pissed off teacher and a mother, sister,etc...
Proved that if we set our minds to it and are driven, we can do anything!
Nice entry Ender :D
I hope you feel better! I know how it feels..ugh(Its all Red's fault ya know she brought the sickness in the SB!...shhhh dont tell her I said that!)

hee hee

September 15, 2006 5:55 AM
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