Saturday, March 26, 2011

RIP Geraldine Ferraro


Geraldine Ferraro, the first female Vice Presidential candidate of a major political party, has died of cancer at the age of 75. Full story HERE.

I once happened upon Ms. Ferraro at an Upper East Side corner bodega (she lived nearby). Ferraro was purchasing flowers, and seemed extremely friendly with the store employees. And I probably wouldn't have noticed her at all (she looked like most of the white rich ladies on the UES), but her instantly recognizable voice gave her away.

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3 comments:

froggy said...

I think people tend to forget that she was the first woman on a major ticket. And of course the Ponder children weren't even born yet.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

'fritz and tits in 86' was the best campaign slogan.evah.

she was a rule-breaker and a risk taker, her actions opened the door for many women-unfortunately someone left it open too long and now we also have palin....

xxalainaxx

Joy said...

Right, MMA!! I applaud and echo your comment! I voted for her.

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