At 80 years young, Liz Carpenter may support herself as a speaker, but her tales and speeches are priceless. Here's a woman from Salado, Texas who went from being the first female vice-president of the UT student body to Press Secretary for Lady Bird Johnson, not to mention author of four books. Media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, reporter, Carpenter stood at the forefront of the Women's Movement when it began and has never wavered from her platform. Her projects and causes from supporting high tech to fighting cancer makes her a sought-after voice on the podium, and from all appearances, Carpenter does not intend to slow her pace. And who was that red, white, & blue ball of fire at the Democratic convention? Why, that was Miz Liz!
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