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Old 09-13-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Former TX Gov. Ann Richards Has Died

Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas and a truly unique and wonderful woman, has died.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060914/.../obit_richards

I was shocked when she was defeated in her bid for a second term by George W. Bush, and I am shocked and saddened that she has died. RIP, Ann.
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She was one of a kind lady, and she was passionate about politics. She will be missed.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Former Gov. Ann Richards, the witty and flamboyant Democrat who went from homemaker to national political celebrity, died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, a family spokeswoman said. She was 73.

She died at home surrounded by her family, the spokeswoman said. Richards was found to have esophageal cancer in March and underwent chemotherapy treatments.

The silver-haired, silver-tongued Richards said she entered politics to help others — especially women and minorities who were often ignored by Texas' male-dominated establishment.


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She was a kick ass woman

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A couple great quotes

On Bush: "He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"

On life: "Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels"
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She was awesome, proof that women can make their way in politics...she'll be missed...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday he was saddened by the death of one-time political rival and former Texas Gov. Ann Richards and that "Texas has lost one of its great daughters."

Richards, a blunt, silver-haired, motorcycle rider, died on Wednesday at 73 after suffering from esophageal cancer.

"Ann loved Texas, and Texans loved her. As a public servant she earned respect and admiration," Bush said in a statement. "Ann became a national role model, and her charm, wit, and candor brought a refreshing vitality to public life."

Richards, who was Texas governor from 1991 to 1995, described Bush as "some jerk" during the race for governor that she lost to him in 1994.

She jumped to national prominence at the 1988 Democratic National Conventional for her jibe about Bush's father, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush -- "Poor George, he can't help it ... He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

White House spokesman Tony Snow did not know whether Bush would attend her funeral.
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She will be missed. RIP.
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Molly Irvins gave a great tribute to her today.
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"Richards loved Texas, and Texans loved her, as a public servant she earned respect and admiration."

"Richards became a national role model, and her charm, wit and candor brought a refreshing vitality to public life."

"Texas has lost one of its great daughters."

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