Thursday, September 14, 2006

Enemy of the State, Ann Richards, Dies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Gov. Ann Richards, the witty and flamboyant Democrat who went from homemaker to national political celebrity, died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, a family spokeswoman said. She was 73.

You may remember Richards best for her sneering, traitorous comments at the Democratic Convention of 1988 when she referred to then-President George Herbert Walker Bush IV by saying "'Poor George. He can't help it - he was born with a silver foot in his mouth." As all astute political watchers know, it was a desire to avenge this slur which provoked our Glorious Leader George W. Bush Jr. to run for Governor of Texas in 1994, besting Richards 52%-47% in what many consider to be one of the dirtiest gubernatorial campaigns ever. This was to be the Glorious Leader's first campaign of many thus far with Inner Party member Karl Rove controlling the course of events. So every time one of your liberals has something "funny" to say, you might want to remember the lesson of Ann Richards bequeathing you George Bush.