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Rest Easy Governor Richards

“I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.” — Texas Governor Ann Richards.

Whooo boy, she was wise! She also was a quick wit whose sharp tongue could slice through ice! Bless her and best wishes to her family. She would have made a wonderful President. She had my vote years ago!

She made me truly believe that “anything boys can do, girls can do better,” without irony or a silly gimicky t-shirt. It was she who noted that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, “only backwards and in high heels.”

Favorite Quotes From the Ann Richards Book Launch Party

Gov. Richards during her speech: “Down in Texas, the gas prices have gotten so bad, wives have to form carpools to run over their husbands.”


I’m Not Slowing Down until they put a picture of me on a Smucker’s jar and Willard Scott reads my name on the air.”


Jack to Gov. Richards, reformed alcoholic: “Hey lady, move out of the way, some people are trying to get a drink.”

Just like him and just like her for acknowledging that he was being “rude” –not actually rude– by laughing out loud.

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She will be greatly missed. Thank you Gov. Richards for all that you did throughout your rich and colorful life.