Thursday, September 14, 2006

Texas Rose

I saw her in person way back when she was State Treasurer and campaigning for Geraldine Ferraro. I remember her so clearly; she electrified the room, just as she did years later at the Democratic Convention.

She was a no-nonsense Governor, and not only took her seat at the head of the good-ole-boys' table, but kept the door open for other women, and minorities, to join them. You can read about all the things she accomplished here and elsewhere.

One thing I know she tried to do, unsuccessfully, was get it through the good ole boys' heads that what we needed most instead of more prisons was drug rehab centers. That was Ann. Logical and un-PC. So now we have tons of drug addicts in the prison system learning how to become serious criminals.

We'll miss you, Lady.