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  •  Dixy Lee Ray (2+ / 0-)
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    A Nixon appointee to the AEC, she was governor of the state of Washington at the time of the eruption.  I remember someone did a calendar using her whackier quotes.  One of her better known quips argued that it makes as much sense to give up nuclear plants as it does to give up eating, because:

    A nuclear power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year

    The river always wins. (Mark Twain)

    by Land of Enchantment on Fri May 20, 2011 at 10:30:56 AM PDT

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    •  I live north of Seattle....... (5+ / 0-)

      The boom of the explosion shook our house, and sent us all outside in our pj's. Thanks for the great diary.

      I keep remembering Dixy Lee Ray and what an annoying disappointment she was as governor. I spent those years muttering  to myself....."why was this woman elected?"

      I am still muttering re far to many women in public office. To be fair......far to many men are mutter worthy as well!

      Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

      by princesspat on Fri May 20, 2011 at 11:03:21 AM PDT

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