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Be the Change! Texas And Democracy

September 9, 2007

I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of it’s size until I campaigned it ~ Former Governor Ann Richards

I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big ~ Senator Phil Gramm

Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas – finest form of free entertainment ever invented.~ Molly Ivins

All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men. ~ Sam Houston

There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee…that says, fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me…you can’t get fooled again George W. Bush

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?~ P. J. O’Rourke

All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men. Sam Houston

I am delighted to be here with you this evening because after listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like. ~[Ann Richards, 1988 keynote address, Democratic National Convention]

As they say around the [Texas] Legislature, if you can’t drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against ’em anyway, you don’t belong in office.~ Molly Ivins

All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.~ Sam Houston

Yogi met George Bush during an election campaign. Bush said Texas was important. Yogi said Texas has a lot of electrical votes.~ Yogi Berra quotes

“Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.” [on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999] ~ Tom DeLay

Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair’s-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother? Oh, it’s just that your life is at stake. Molly Ivins

In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor’s] office; it’s mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. Molly Ivins

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. Molly Ivins

BossKitty sez: Texans have the power to change anything they set their mind to; it just takes a lot to get their attention.

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