Don't Get Me Started

Ann Richards dies and Dick Cheney lives – there is absolutely no justice in the world. Dick, who lies out of the side of his mouth lives. Ann Richards, who brought real salty Texas talk to the national stage dies. In her keynote address to the 1998 Democratic Convention in Atlanta she described Bush I as “Poor George, he can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” Those words coming out of the mouth of a white haired older woman [not his mother] did almost more to fire up his vindictive son, George II, than the Time magazine cover discussing his Dad and the Wimp Factor. We are still living through their bizarre father-son psycho-drama. Go to therapy and leave us out of it. But thanks to Ann for her courage to give as good as she got, for talking about her alcoholism and for always being there for people of color and for gays and lesbians.