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Liz Carpenter
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    (September 1, 1920-March 20, 2010)
    Born in Salado, Texas
    Birth name was Mary Elizabeth Sutherland
    Covered the White House and Congress for the Austin American Statesman (1942-60)
    Press secretary and staff director for First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (1963-69)
    Wrote the books 'Ruffles and Flourishes' (1969), 'Getting Better All the Time' (1986), 'Unplanned Parenthood' (1994), 'Start with a Laugh' (2000) and 'Presidential Humor' (2006)
    Founding member of the National Women's Political Caucus (1971)
    Co-chair of ERAmerica (1976)
    She described herself as a 'foot-washing, psalm-singing, total immersion Democrat.'
    She predicted the Equal Rights Amendment would 'pass in a breeze when two or three people in the Senate move on to that great steaming cauldron below.'
    She was a founding member of the Bay at the Moon Society, an Austin, Texas, group of people who sing and, yes, bay at the full moon.
    She called death 'going to that great Democratic convention in the sky.'
    She had a self-depreciating sense of humor.
    She wrote Lyndon Johnson's first public statement after the Kennedy assassination.
    She said of her approach to women's lib, 'I'm not a screamer. I get to people the screamers can't get to.'
    She survived two bouts with breast cancer.
    After the death of her brother, she took in his three teenaged children and reared them to adulthood.
    She said about the stress of her unexpected motherhood, 'Stress has had a bum rap. I think it beats boredom hands down.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 46 Votes: 80.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 184 Votes: 47.28% Annoying
 
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