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Two Great Texans Who Would Have Made Fine Presidents

September 23rd, 2011 Comments off

All this talk of Rick Perry being the front runner for the Republicans is really weird to me. It’s like de ja vu all over again. First of all I can’t say Republican and Texas in the same sentence without visions of an occupying army, Phil Sheridan, and the Reconstruction. When I was a kid, Texas was a one-party state and yeah, yeah I know that’s bad. But after two Bush regimes, I can’t imagine another Republican Texan in the White House without visions of Hell.

So, if anyone is looking for a Texan for the White House, my suggestion is that you consider finding a daughter (not a son) of Texas, such as these two fine role models: Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards.

Barbara Jordan – DNC Keynote – 1976

 

Ann Richards – DNC Keynote – 1988

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