Thursday, September 13, 2007

Remembering Ann Richards

Ann Richards
“Poor George [Bush], he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”
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Ann Richards on How to Be a Good Republican: "1. You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but yesterday's gasoline prices are all Clinton's fault. 2. You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own. 3. You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.”
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"They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children."
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"I'm really glad that our young people missed the Depression, and missed the great big war. But I do regret that they missed the leaders that I knew. Leaders who told us when things were tough, and that we would have to sacrifice, and these difficulties might last awhile. They didn't tell us things were hard for us because we were different, or isolated, or special interests. They brought us together and they gave us a sense of national purpose."
[1988 keynote address, Democratic National Convention]


P M Prescott said...

Truly a sad day. If only more Democrats today had her backbone.

Jess Wundrun said...

If I believed in heaven, I would imagine Ann and Molly sitting in a bar together.

That would be the heaven I would like to go to.

Thanks for the Ann memories.

BAC said...

It is, PM ... and I agree Jess. I really miss Ann and Molly!


Dutch said...

Damn she was great. I can't believe that was a year ago.

Your template is great as well. I had the same one while I was on Blogger. Keep up the good work.