Former Democratic Texas Gov. Ann Richards, whom The New York Times described as "an overnight sensation at the 1988 Democratic convention," sucker-punched our cheerleader-in-chief Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention with an analogy women could relate to:

"You know," she began, in that famous Texas twang, "for American women in a Republican majority, their president has been like a marriage that's gone from bad to worse. You know the story. The guy has a great line, he's sort of cute, he tells you that life together will be bliss, and then in a few years he's snoring on the couch while the TV blares on the fifth football game of the day and the neighbors are screaming about the yard that never gets mowed, and there's a car up on blocks in the driveway, and your household budget is just stretched to the limit, and he's spending all the money on hunting trips, a new shotgun and a camo jumpsuit, and you're standing there at the sink thinking, 'I must have been out of my mind!' So here we are, almost four years past our shotgun wedding with this White House, and like we say in Texas: Honey, it's time to split the sheets and sign the legal papers."



Blogger theoretical author said...


Did you catch Bush's press conference this morning? Instead of saying "Doctors without Borders" he said "Dodgers without Borders". I heard him!

August 2, 2004 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger B-Dawg said...

"Dodgers without borders"? I love it, and one-time home of the Los Angeles baseball team likely wouldn't mind their own subway series!

August 6, 2004 at 5:17 PM  

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