Thursday, September 14, 2006

one righteous dudette

I remember hearing a recording of Ann Richards, Susan Faludi, and Molly Ivins talking. Ann Richards told this funny story:

"Right after I was elected governor of Texas, we were in turmoil trying to put things together, hire staff, move into the capitol office, and move from my house to the Governor's Mansion. In the midst of all this, we got a notice that the Queen of England was coming to Austin. It is a real undertaking to entertain the queen. We had to go to entertain the queen school to learn how to act around her. Secret Service flew in from Washington to tell us where we could and could not go and what we could and could not do. On the day she was to arrive, I was in my office at the capitol when I got the call saying the queen was at the airport. I went tearing down the stairs and running across the rotunda to meet her on the capital steps and my mother's voice went through my head as clear as as a bell saying, Where do you think you are going, to see the Queen of England?

And I thought, Yes, Mama, I am!"

4 comments:

Ippoc Amic said...

great story...I still have an old VHS of Ann Richard's keynote speech at the DNC...

PAB said...

and, if i recall correctly, she lost her bid for re-election to dubya.

what that says about texans....

...is not good.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

cool broad.

Velo Bella said...

luscious
I could read that stuff all day long