"I'm delighted to be here with you
this evening, because after listening to George Bush all these
years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds
"Twelve years ago Barbara Jordan,
another Texas woman, Barbara
made the keynote address to this
convention, and two women in a hundred and sixty years is about par
for the course."
"But if you give us a chance, we can
perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire
did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Administration...told working mothers it's all their fault -- their families are
falling apart because they had to go to work to keep their kids in jeans and
tennis shoes and college. And they're wrong!"
"They told American labor they were
trying to ruin free enterprise by asking for 60 days' notice of plant closings,
and that's wrong."
"And they told the auto industry and
the steel industry and the timber industry and the oil industry, companies being
threatened by foreign products flooding this country, that you're
"protectionist" if you think the government should enforce our trade laws. And
that is wrong."
"When they belittle us for demanding
clean air and clean water for trying to save the oceans and the ozone layer,
"For eight straight years George
Bush hasn't displayed the slightest interest in anything we care about. And now
that he's after a job that he can't get appointed to, he's like Columbus
discovering America. He's found child care. He's found education. Poor
George. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
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