We are proud to introduce the next governor of the great State of Texas, Ms. Jane “Bitzi” Johnson Miller. She is a staunch Conservative Republican whose proud Texan traditions are deep rooted here in the Lone Star State. A native Texan who grew up in West Texas, she comes from a great line of proud Texans including former Governor Joe “Big Daddy” Johnson. Ms. Miller attended Harvard and earned a Master’s in Business Administration. In this difficult and uncertain time of economic recession, she has
Condoleezza Rice’s dedication is evident by her many hours of work per day. Not only does Rice stay with her ridiculous schedule but, she always puts her duties first. Rice tends to only put most of her time towards her job, not her personal life. Once Condoleezza Rice settled in as secretary of state, she began to looking at her job in a whole new perspective. For instance, she works hard to keep her private opinions to herself so she can keep her image as an enigma (First Black Women to Hold Post). Whether Rice is working as a ‘Spokesperson’ or Bush’s ‘Eyes and ears’ she serves solely as intermediary, never as an
“The record of the present Democratic Administration has provided us with sufficient campaign issues without the necessity of resorting to political smears.” She uses the title of the DA not only to show the changes that need to be made but who in particular need to make them. “The Democratic Administration has completely confused the American people by its daily contradictory grave warnings and optimistic assurances.” This device again, is melded with the contrast that she uses often to show contradictions. “Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America. It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt not only stood her ground in front of the men representing this country, but the people of the country. Catt may not have the highest status among the men she addressed, but she did have a mature position in the fight for women’s rights. The women of this country, along with Catt, were in an uproar and wanted to have a say in the person that would soon be the one responsible for their national security. In her address to Congress, Catt employs the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos to create a convincing case for the civil rights for the women across America.
Miriam Ferguson was the first female governor of Texas. She served two terms in 1927 and 1935. She decided to run after her husband’s impeachment and conviction. Her slogan for the first election’s campaign was “Me for Ma, and I Ain 't Got a Durned Thing Against Pa.” She beat her opponent with 58.9 percent of votes. In the second election she won with 61.6 percent of the votes. Houstonians may know her for her signature on the Texas House Bill 194. This particular law was important for the University of Houston. In 1933, the University was established as a four year institute. During Miriam’s second an amendment was passed to disable the governor to issue pardons. Within the two terms that Miriam served, she issued about 4000 pardons to the violators of the prohibition law.
Kyrsten Sinema has been leading a life unlike many others’; going from a middle-class early childhood, to homelessness, to co-valedictorian, to practicing lawyer with a PhD, and to “Prada Socialist” in Congress. Sinema was born to an upper middle-class family in 1976. She and her two siblings were raised by both their parents in a five-bedroom house in Tucson, AZ. Her father, Dan Sinema Sr., was a lawyer and her mother, Marilyn, was a stay-at-home mom. Her father lost his job during the 1980s recession since clients were complaining about him, a Real Estate claim gone badly, and IRS debts. This was when the family went from a upper-middle-class status into debts and foreclosure.
As a fifth generation Texan, Governor Rick Perry has taken an extraordinary Texas journey, from a tenant farm in the rolling West Texas plains to the governor’s office of our nation’s second largest state.Texas’ 47th governor, and the first Texas A&M graduate to occupy the Governor’s Mansion, Rick Perry has led a life of public service, starting in the United States Air Force and continuing over two decades in elected office.Governor Perry’s administration has focused on creating a Texas of unlimited
Ann Richards was a democratic, born September 1, 1933 in Lacy-Lakeview, Texas. She was an American politician with a very extensive background. In 1976 she became County Commissioner, Treasurer of State in1982 and the second female Governor of Texas in 1990. Richards made national headlines at the Democratic National Convention when she gave the keynote address in 1988. Making jokes about fellow Texan George H.W. Bush saying, "Poor George, he was born with a sliver foot in his mouth."( Richards 2). With her sense of humor and generous heart she broke barriers and empowered women and minorities to be leaders. Richards was a feminist with plans to break a
She was the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She originally wanted to attend the University of Texas but since it was so segregated she don’t not get admitted and chose Texas Southern University, majoring in political science and history.
From 1992 to 1997, Betsy DeVos also worked for the Michigan Republican Party. Moreover, she won a reelection to her post. In addition, Betsy DeVos holds the distinction of being an advocate for the charter school system in Detroit. Currently, she also remains a member of the board of the foundation for excellence and education. For those unaware, Dick DeVos remains the former CEO of the company Amway. Moreover, Richard DeVos remains her father-in-law. To expound further, she hails from a unique background. Moreover,
Studies have been done that show Texas falls somewhere in the middle of traditionalistic and individualistic political cultures. Historically, as Texas was a slave holding state and a member of the Confederacy, it 's political culture was planted firmly in traditionalism. However, Texas with it 's strong pro-business orientation getting larger every year tends to blend individualism with it 's original culture of traditionalism. (Newell, Prindle, Riddlesperger, 2012) She will do well with individualists in large part to her history of entrepreneurship, experience as a business woman, and her stand on not raising existing or creating new taxes.. She will appeal to the
Born and raised in Michigan, Debbie Stabenow has been one of Michigan’s senators for the past 16 years. She has been a helping hand not only for Michigan but for the whole United States, finding ways to create jobs, improve health care and protect the Great Lakes of Michigan. Stabenow’s role in the senate is crucial, being on the Senate Agriculture Committee, fighting for small business’ and manufacturing. Debbie Stabenow is a fighter for what she believes in for Michigan and for America.
Growing up on a dairy farm near Holton, Kansas, Lynn Jenkins learned the values of hard work, keeping your word, and the importance of serving your community. Those are the same values that led her to public service and still guide her decisions as she represents the Second District of Kansas. Congresswoman Jenkins currently serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, she serves on both the Health Subcommittee and Trade Subcommittee. During Congresswoman Jenkins’s time in Congress, she has developed a track record for supporting fiscally responsible public policy to promote job creation and economic growth, working to improve transparency in Congress and backing a strong national defense. She continues to oppose wasteful government spending and is working to reduce the record deficits and national debt. Congresswoman Jenkins is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and brings nearly 20 years of experience helping individuals and small businesses manage their finances to the House of Representatives. Jenkins graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and has two children, Hayley and
Wellesley Commencement Speech Thesis: Although Bush did use consubstantiality as a rhetorical strategy to try and identify with the audience, she sent out a message that did not fit the rhetorical situation. Barbara Bush was well aware of the criticism from the students of Wellesley College. She was not their first choice, nor did the students have anything in common with the college drop out. Although Bush did use consubstantiality as a rhetorical strategy to try and identify with the audience, she sent out a message that did not fit the rhetorical situation.