Saturday, June 27, 2009

Even George W. Bush was the Democrats' Fault !!!

Ann Richards was a straight-talking, admitted ex-drunk who won the Texas Governorship in 1990. You cannot imagine a more likeable and liked governor. Even the Republicans had affection for her. Her magazine cover on the Harley was preceded by another cover where she took off a cowboy hat to reveal her hair done up in the shape of her hat.

She is famous for her opinions:
  • Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.
  • I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
  • I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
  • I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.
I lived in Texas at the time and I thought Ann Richards could be trusted even when I didn't agree with her because she had her own integrity. She was great!

And, then, she vetoed a law permitting the licensed concealed carry of handguns. She believed it was a bad idea. Texans were incensed and unforgiving. She lost her bid for re-election . . .to George W. Bush. No one knew W. No one liked W. No one believed W. was even a Texan. All folks knew was that W. was not Ann Richards, who vetoed the concealed carry bill.

If Ann had signed the concealed-carry bill, George W. Bush would have stayed on his ranch. Instead we had eight years of the most intellectually lazy president in our history. There have been dumber presidents, but none more disinclined to think about his responsibilities.

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