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Thu Sep 15, 2016, 03:03 PM

 

Rest in Peace, Governor Mofford

You will be missed

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Reply Rest in Peace, Governor Mofford (Original post)
dbackjon Sep 2016 OP
marybourg Sep 2016 #1
Raster Sep 2016 #3
Kali Sep 2016 #2
Raster Sep 2016 #4
DesertRat Sep 2016 #5

Response to dbackjon (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 03:44 PM

1. A wonderful obituary.

"She was the embodiment of old Arizona, where Republicans and Democrats could be civil and work together. She ran a tight, efficient office and is credited with bringing stability to the state at a rough time with grace and wit."

I recommend everyone read as much of it as they can

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2016/09/15/rose-mofford-arizonas-first-female-governor-has-died/90418304/

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 06:43 PM

3. Indeed a wonderful obit for a truly wonderful Lady...

She lived in the same house near Central and Maryland avenues in Phoenix for 50 years, even through three years as governor when her security detail thought she would be better off somewhere else.

It was her neighborhood, she insisted. Her Arizona. Her people. Her home number was listed, and always had been. She lived by simple rules.

“Let your word be your bond,” Mofford said often. “If you say you are going to do something, do it, and don’t make excuses.

“Be a good listener. Learn to listen and to listen to people’s suggestions. Learn from the people around you.

“And treat everyone with dignity.”

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Response to dbackjon (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 06:12 PM

2. good lady

good life, but still

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 08:13 PM

4. Rose reminds me of my childhood in Arizona...

... We had family and friends in Arizona politics. It did not really matter if your were Republican or Democrat. What mattered is that you did your job governing for the good of the State and the people that elected you, NOT for a party or ideology. The Teapublican crazies had not swarmed in yet, and Blacks, Latinos and us Gringos all got along. We ate each other's foods, we went to each other's churches, all the kids went to the same schools. We partied together, we laughed together, we cried together.

I drive through Globe about once a month or so, on my way back to the Gila Valley to see family. On the outskirts of Globe along the highway are signs that proclaim Globe "the home of the First Lady of Arizona," which she most certainly was.

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Response to dbackjon (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 07:18 PM

5. I liked what Gabby Giffords wrote

Long before many Arizonans knew the significance of the words ‘glass ceiling,’ Rose Mofford was shattering it.

https://twitter.com/GabbyGiffords/status/776587151643381761

RIP, Governor Mofford

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