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Ann Richards RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    So says CNN right now.

    Esophogeal cancer.

    Edit: former Texas guv.
     
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    CNN just reported the former Texas governor died. Cancer.
     
  3. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    RIP

    I did not live in Texas while she was governor (or after for that matter) but she always struck me as a very un "politician" politician.

    Plus, she was on a King of the Hill episode.
     
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    That's terrible, and that kind of cancer is among the worst ways to go.

    I wasn't a member of her political party, but from seeing her speak, I somehow liked her, even though I disagreed with her on most issues. She was bright, witty and funny. The grumps and sourpusses of her party such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Diane Feinstein could have taken a few lessons in grace and class from her.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    RIP. Damn.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    The only elected official I've ever shared a dance floor with.
     
  7. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    Outing Alert!!

    Armchair QB is Bill Dautrive.
     
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    A lot of us in Texas really liked her. I remember a feature story that had a pic of her on a motorcycle. Neat lady. RIP.
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    Cotton Bowl New Year's Eve Ball. I'm dancing with my date when Ma Richards waltzes by with her hubby. Cool lady.
     
  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    Memorable line aboutPoppy Bush at the '88 Dem convention: "He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
    Ann was the kind of tough-minded Democrat you seldom see anymore, particularly in Texas - we'll miss her.
     
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    Sadly, that's the first thing I thought of. She had a great sense of humor.

    RIP.
     
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Ann Richards dead?

    Pretty sure she also said GWB was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

    RIP.
     
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