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  •  Cheers to George W. Bush (4.00)
    As soon as he's out of office I can get back to enjoying being from Texas.  

    I liked it better when the Lone Star State was the national equivalent of your loud-mouthed NRA-member uncle.  You know, the guy that drove that busted-ass old Cadillac, but who still gave you a ten spot at Christmas.  You don't wanna talk politics or religion with him, but get him on NASCAR or football and the man was Thanksgiving gold!

    I enjoyed being a national treasure - America's Team, so to speak.  With W in the White House I even felt dirty rooting for my beloved Astros.  

    On November 3rd I'm gonna put the cow horns back on the Camry and dig those spurs out from under the bed.  

    No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

    by CrazyHorse on Fri Oct 29, 2004 at 07:34:10 AM PDT

    •  Well, try and find another Ann ... (4.00)
      ...Richards and we can all appreciate Texans again.

      Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Oct 29, 2004 at 07:57:33 AM PDT

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      •  You know... (4.00)'s funny you mention that.  Ann is a great person.  She was a decent governor...not the greatest we've had.  I actually think Mark White did a better job at running the state.  But one of the things I think that hurt her was her appeal outside of Texas.  I remember phone banking for her the night before the election and a lot of former Richards supporters were really pissed that she seemed to spend a lot of time doing national "celebrity stuff."  I had never even given it a thought, but it kept coming up over and over again.  I logged more complaints about that and the fact she had fought the concealed handgun law that night than anything.  And this was off of a list of people that had voted Democratic the last time around.

        I would submit that if Texas is going to go blue what we don't need is another Ann.  A churchgoing good 'ol boy farmer-lawyer with progressive economic values and conservative social values, at this point in time, really has the best chance, in my opinion, of capturing the governor's seat for the Democrats.  If we get another ticket like we've had the last two times, it'll be a big fat joke and a waste of time.  Hell, I was even tepid about our last ticket.  I couldn't bring myself to vote for Sanchez...I think I threw one to the Libertarians so it wouldn't be a "no vote."

        No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

        by CrazyHorse on Fri Oct 29, 2004 at 08:12:45 AM PDT

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        •  Ann vs Mark (none)
          I must admit, what I enjoyed most about Ann Richards was that she was spunky. The year she ran against Clayton Williams, I proudly wore a t-shirt that said, "I'd rather do drugs with Ann than have sex with Clayton." Then again, I'd rather clean fish with Ann than dig up millions in gold with Clayton.

          Mark White was a good governor all around, but as I was in high school then, I still bristle when I hear the name. "No Pass No Play" was necessary, and given I was an honors student it didn't affect me directly, but it still bristled.

          Frankly, if I were to move back to Texas, it'd be under the conditions that (a) that dayum bullet train they were wanting between Dallas and Austin actually gets built; (b) Molly Ivins is Governor; and (c) Tom DeLay is buried alive in a plexiglas box full of cockroaches.

          I'm patient.

          The Battle For The Heart Of The GOP -- coming soon to a political theatre near you!

          by lilithvf1998 on Fri Oct 29, 2004 at 03:02:04 PM PDT

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