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  •  Ann Richards, one of the Texas greats (2+ / 0-)
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    She had to be one of the funniest people who ever lived.  A while back I wrote a review of her biography for Susan from 29's Political Book Club.

    Love that speech!  Thanks for reminding us of the anniversary date, MB!

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 04:38:15 AM PDT

    •  She and Molly Ivins made Texas safe for women... (2+ / 0-)
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      during the long, long ago.  

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      by judyms9 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 05:00:06 AM PDT

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    •  I spotted her a couple of times (1+ / 0-)
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      when she briefly lived on Manhattan's upper west side in the late 90's or so. Feisty and charming woman, she struck me. Didn't have the nerve to say hi. If we had more leaders like her, we'd be doing great.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 05:17:55 AM PDT

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