Word just in that Ann Richards has left Texas, and even the material plane, behind.
No politician ever wielded a quip with the deadly accuracy of Richards.
At the Democratic Convention, she empathized with George H.W. Bush, the poor fellow who, in Ann's words, had the great misfortune to have been "born with a silver foot in his mouth."
The shrub never fogets.
W determined to take her out on his way to his date with Saddam.
Shrub and Rove ran one of the nastiest campaigns against Ann Richards that the state of Texas, no stranger to rough campaigning, had ever witnessed. It was just their warmup for what was to come.
Richards responded with her wit and grace intact, two things Shrub has never been able to muster.
Heaven just got a sharp dose of wry -- and our political world is is the worse for it.