Tuesday, September 16, 2008

oh, how I miss a good ol' Texasism ...

... from Governor Ann Richards, especially during this particular political season.
Her dear friend and fellow Texan, Liz Smith, reminded me just how much I miss She of the White 'Do's Texas-flavored turns of phrase, in Smith's column last week:

"The roosters might crow, but the hens deliver."
That was the late, great former governor of Texas Ann Richards. This will go down in history as the first presidential campaign dominated by women - women who ran, women who lost, women who had greatness cynically thrust upon them, women who voted and didn't vote, women who made their voices heard.

According to Smith, Richards is also the politician - not surprisingly - who originated the whole swines-in-lipliner fad:

"Well, you can put lipstick on a hog and call it Monique, but it's still a pig."
Are you getting tired of this one? I just want to remind you that this is the exact quote made back in 1994 by the governor of Texas, Ann Richards (Ann was talking about how hard it was to elect women on the basis of "heart, ability and intellect," and she added that those things don't count without money to get women elected).

Leave it to Richards to leave her ever-hilarious mark on this historic election - even from beyond the grave.  :D

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