Best Television Performances By A Former Governor

The Honorable Ann Richards

Whether she's sharing her informed perspective on the death penalty with the panel on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher or enlightening Dennis Miller about her recovery from alcoholism, the former guv with the signature bouffantus-erectus hairdo always entertains. Within minutes of taking the stage, Richards had each of the irreverant, smirking bad boys of late night talk eating right out of her hand. Armed with disarming self-awareness and a rapier wit punctuated by her raucous laughter, Ann Richards is simply a great talk-show guest.

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