Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sad day here in Texas.
Ann Richards, the 45th governor our great state of Texas back in 1990, died Wednesday after a six-month battle with cancer.
She was 73.
She was a wicked funny lady with a sassy homespun charm and a tough, positive, pioneer spirit and truly one of the best things about Texas.
With her bright silver hair, a weathered face and an affinity for cobalt blue suits and pearls, Richards was also the quintessential Texas woman.
On then-Vice President George Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
She won cheers at the 1988 Democratic National Convention when she reminded everyone that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did: "She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Rest in Peace Ann.
I miss you already!