ANN RICHARDS, American politician and teacher from Texas, born (d: – September 13, 2006) She first came to national attention as the Texas state treasurer, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention put her in the national spotlight when she uttered her famous line about the wealthy, then-Vice President George H. W. Bush: “Poor George, he can’t help it…He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”
Ann Richards was a topic in the film Bush’s Brain (by Joseph Mealey and Michael Shoob), in a long segment regarding her defeat in the 1994 election for Texas Governor. The film presents the case that the defeat of Richards involved a whispering campaign that the governor (mother of four children) was a Lesbian because she had allegedly hired many Gay men and Lesbians to work on her re-election campaign. Her daughter Cecile Richards was President of Planned Parenthood until 2018.