American has lost one of it's
lively women. At 73,she passed
away from cancer.
I admired this lady since the 80's.
Because of her larger-than-life style. She was
lively. She got up in your face with
what she believed in.
Ann Richards was a Democratic
from Texas. And if the Democrat's
had people like Ann, they would be
a party to be reckoned with.
She lost to George Bush machine of
politics. And I am not even going to go
Her white hair stacked tall, her personality
that was up in your face type of person,
who believed in the people.
Governor Richards did more for the people
than most President have done.
She brought in the first black men and women
of the Texas Rangers.
She appointed the first disabled person to
serve on the board of Human Services.
She appointed the first teacher to lead the
State Board of Education.
The first black to the University of Texas
The first crime victim to the state Criminal Justice
All of this information is from the article of 9-14-06 in
Spokesman Review. The Associated Press by Kelley Shannon.
Some of these I knew about, some I am not
really surprised about as she was just that
type of person.
We know because she is a woman, she wouldn't
follow G. Bush's steps. Politics doesn't allow that
quite yet. But if any woman could have, if the women
of American could look pass the showmanship,
and saw the force to be reckoned with...Maybe
just maybe she might have made it.
I admire woman who are forceful enough to get the
job done. This woman open the doors to blacks as well
as others. Which was no easy feat in Texas, as they still
had a lot of prejudices.
God Bless Ann Richards, may more come behind
Oh, the title of this comes from Ann's remark about
women and their "can do" .....
"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire
did, only backwards and in high heels."
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