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Geraldine Ferraro RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    This was reported just a few minutes ago.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Had no idea she was so sick.

    I'd have to say I was a fan of Geraldine. She was tough and outspoken. She was very New York, very Queens.

    Nice statement from George H. W. Bush:

    Barbara and I were deeply saddened to learn of Gerry’s passing. Though we were one-time political opponents, I am happy to say Gerry and I became friends in time — a friendship marked by respect and affection. I admired Gerry in many ways, not the least of which was the dignified and principled manner she blazed new trails for women in politics.

    Barbara and I — and all Bushes — send our heartfelt condolences and love to Gerry’s family.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    She was a great congresswoman. She took a hit for the party to run against Reagan - Bush in 84. I thought she'd be a great candidate to run again. RIP
  4. printdust

    printdust New Member

    She was a good lady.

    Ironically, she reached national awareness with a really dumb decision: hitching her ride to Walter Mondale's presidential aspirations.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Very nice statement indeed. I may not agree with a lot of what George HW Bush did, but he always seemed like a good man to me.
  6. mb

    mb Active Member

    Heaven needed an ass for Reagan to kick in an upcoming election?
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ferraro knew what she was in '84 - a Hail Mary pass by Mondale. (Kinda like Palin - only up on the issues). When a Presidential candidate who is up 10 points selects a female running mate, we'll break new ground.
    That said, RIP.
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