Thursday, September 14, 2006

Busy day for me

It will be a busy day for me. NavyWife will have to fit PTA, Back to School night, Library reading program, Girl Scout Fall fundraising and delivering my Avon. And drop and pick up the kids from school. Good thing we skipped soccer this year! LOL!

I'm so sorry on the passing of former Texas Governor Anne Richards,41 and 43's arch rival. Too bad she never had anything nice to say to Bushes.
Richards sealed her partisan reputation with a blast at George H. Bush, a fellow Texan who was vice president at the time: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

On her campaign for Re-Election for Governor here:
Two years later, she underestimated her young Republican challenger from West Texas, going so far as to refer to George W. Bush as “some jerk,” a commend that drew considerable criticism. Later, she acknowledged that the younger candidate has been much more effective at “staying on message” and made none of the mistakes that her campaign strategists had expected. She was beaten, 53 percent to 46 percent.

Update** W's statement on her death here:
President George W. Bush said on Thursday he was saddened by the death of one-time political rival and former Texas Gov. Ann Richards and that "Texas has lost one of its great daughters."

Richards, a blunt, silver-haired, motorcycle rider, died on Wednesday at 73 after suffering from esophageal cancer.

"Ann loved Texas, and Texans loved her. As a public servant she earned respect and admiration," Bush said in a statement. "Ann became a national role model, and her charm, wit, and candor brought a refreshing vitality to public life."

One good thing is the House will vote on the Border Fence today here.
House Republicans seeking to build a pre-election record for getting tough on illegal immigration plan a new vote Thursday on a border fence proposal that won House approval last December.

The bill calls for building more than 700 miles of double-layered fencing along the nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico. The House approved the same amount of fencing when it passed its enforcement-focused immigration bill last December.

Another good thing today, W's numbers are up here:
President Bush Job Approval
RCP AverageApprove: 42.0%
Disapprove: 52.6%
Spread: 10.6%

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