Yesterday evening, my personal favorite statewide Democratic candidate, Leticia VanDePutte, came by our Democratic Headquarters to speak. I love all our candidates, but Leticia is a wonderment. She spoke to a standing room only crowd.
My sweet Bubba, who is the county chair, gave me the honor of introducing Leticia. A bunch of people (okay, 3) asked me to put the introduction on my website because they wanted to steal it when they had a chance to introduce her.
In the speech, I refer to the 23 words. For you people from foreign states, here they are:
Steal at will because everyone across Texas should know these true words about Leticia.
The night of the filibuster, those of us watching were bowled over when Leticia took the microphone and asked the question that no woman in Texas will ever forget. She spoke for me, your grandmother, your sister, and most importantly, your daughter. She spoke for every woman in Texas.
For me, I will remember her question that night because she was the one who turned the filibuster over to the people. It was in response to her simple question – with only 23 words – that the gallery went wild. She continued to stand silently in respect – giving voice to those who actually own the government. She trusted our voices.
Leticia, I will love you every moment of my life for that incredible gift. As we say in this part of Texas, “Honey, you git it.”
She’s as smart as Rice University with a 50 pound dictionary.
She’s as sweet as a Grandmother’s kiss.
She hunts wildcats with a stick.
She will fight a rattlesnake on the devil’s back porch with one arm tied behind her back and give the snake three bites head start.
When she yells scat, you damn well better hunt your hole.
She is Leticia Van De Putte, and the point is NOW!