A Champion Passes On


We join millions in lamenting the death of Ann Richards, former governor of Texas. She died last night, in the company of her four children.

Richards served her state and party for years and as governor from 1991-1995, but the voters of Texas chose a fellow named George to replace her; we all know how well that turned out.

Ann Richards was no fake. She would be on the front lines in defending Democratic Party values, including loyalty to its candidates and its principles. Her advice to faux-Democrats would certainly be “Stop the charade. Don’t claim to be a Democrat while empowering the people who don’t believe in our principles.”

Richards was 73.