Houston Chronicle: “Late in her term as governor, the Houston Chronicle asked Richards how she viewed her gubernatorial legacy. ‘How about, “She changed the economic future of Texas,”‘ Richards replied. ‘And that really beats what I feared my tombstone was going to say, and that was: “She kept a really clean house.”‘”
She was the ‘real’ Texan govorner. Her run, with the amazing Barbara Jordan as her advisor, elevated Texas as a whole. I didn’t realize I was living through some kind of golden age during her term; but now I look back somberly at what has changed in my home city and now my country. I’m gonna miss that loud-mouthed woman, especially how she used to beat the crap out of George Jr. in the press.