(CNN) – William Clements, the first Republican governor of Texas since Reconstruction, died Sunday at the age of 94.
Two of his successors in Austin - George W. Bush and Rick Perry - were among those expressing sympathy at the Dallas native's death, with the former president calling him "a great man."
I don`t know the man but I`m willing to bet that today`s radical, extremist Republican Party would not embrace him. Even a former Governor of red-state Texas would be too "liberal" today. I never understood what it is that "Conservatives" want to conserve.
The beginning of the end of the Great State of Texas. Gov. Richards was the best ever.
yeah and just look at what it brought us to. Rick freaking Perry for God's sake. But he is just a sample of what comes out of the grerat red state of Texas politics. Tom Delay, Louie Gommert, need I say more? Ann Richards I agree was the BEST this state produced in my lifetime.