Sweet Dreams, Annie
The amazingly smart, witty and strong former TX Gov. Ann Richards has died following a battle with cancer.
She took on the Bushes long before we all knew how much disaster they would wreak on our nation, and was one of the few redeeming qualities the state of Texas could claim.
She's been one of my heroes and will remain so. Thanks Ann, for fighting The Bad Guys, making us laugh, and showing the world that short mouthy women can kick ass.
UPDATE: "Ten Reasons We Already Miss Ann Richards", from Salon's Broadsheet