Saturday, September 16, 2006

And who is this lovely lady by Molly Ivins

I was wondering if Molly Ivins could write a tribute to Ann Richards without mentioning George W. Bush in a negative way.
One of the most moving memories I have of Ann is her sitting in a circle with a group of prisoners. Ann and Bullock had started a rehab program in prisons, the single most effective thing that can be done to cut recidivism. (George W. Bush later destroyed the program.) The governor of Texas looked at the cons and said, "My name is Ann, and I am an alcoholic."
She couldn't, but the parenthetical nature might indicate she tried.

Ann Richards was an able governer and deserves a better memorial than that.

Via Eric Coleman
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