Thursday, September 14, 2006

We'll miss you, you tough old boot

From Wikiquote

Ann Richards on How to Be a Good Republican:

  1. You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but yesterday's gasoline prices are all Clinton's fault.

  2. You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own.

  3. You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.

  4. You have to believe that AIDS victims deserve their disease, but smokers with lung cancer and overweight individuals with heart disease don't deserve theirs.

  5. You have to appreciate the power rush that comes with sporting a gun.

  6. You have to believe...everything Rush Limbaugh says.

  7. You have to believe that the agricultural, restaurant, housing and hotel industries can survive without immigrant labor.

  8. You have to believe God hates homosexuality, but loves the death penalty.

  9. You have to believe society is color-blind and growing up black in America doesn't diminish your opportunities, but you still won't vote for Alan Keyes.

  10. You have to believe that pollution is OK as long as it makes a profit.

  11. You have to believe in prayer in schools, as long as you don't pray to Allah or Buddha.

  12. You have to believe Newt Gingrich and Henry Hyde were really faithful husbands.

  13. You have to believe speaking a few Spanish phrases makes you instantly popular in the barrio.

  14. You have to believe that only your own teenagers are still virgins.

  15. You have to be against government interference in business, until your oil company, corporation or Savings and Loan is about to go broke and you beg for a government bail out.

  16. You love Jesus and Jesus loves you and, by the way, Jesus shares your hatred for AIDS victims, homosexuals, and President Clinton.

  17. You have to believe government has nothing to do with providing police protection, national defense, and building roads.

  18. You have to believe a poor, minority student with a disciplinary history and failing grades will be admitted into an elite private school with a $1,000 voucher.

We'll miss you Ann... I remember being in 1st or 2nd grade when Ann Richards was running for Governor. I can't really remember who I was wanting to win, but all the other guys in my classes wanted Clayton Williams to win for no other reason than he was a guy and Ann Richards was a girl. So, being the little conformist that I was, I said I was pulling for Williams too, even though it didn't sit quite right with me. I remember Williams won the mock election we had in our elementary school by a pretty large magin...

I think we need more people like Ann Richards in politics... It keeps it interesting. Kinky anyone?

1 comment:

ihearttheastros said...

Bless you. I'm stealing this list for my own purposes.