Tricky Rick and Texas women

Well here we go with Tricky Rick and his campaign for women's equality. On, October 26, 2001, WorldPeace officially published his contract with the citizens of Texas which includes his commitment to allocate half his appointments as governor to women. Now the Gov has hosted a women's conference. Interesting. Anyone think he is reacting on this issue of women's equality as opposed to leading?

Does anyone know when he made the commitment to host this conference? That would be good to know?

But the reality is that when one takes a look at his record, women do not get their fifty percent of the appointments from TrickyRick. Isn't this like Tricky Dick who often said one thing and did another? 

Tricky Rick; touting women, appointing men.

And isn't it interesting that Ann Richards, a Democrat, is a part of this? Sure she is a woman. But a Democrat sharing with a Republican governor. Sort of like a corrupt Hispanic Republican running as a candidate for governor in the Democratic Party. Are the lines between Democrats and Republicans blurring? And if they are, I guess people will vote for WorldPeace over Party affiliations.

John WorldPeace
The next governor of Texas

November 14, 2001

Speakers encourage women to avoid limits
By Janet Jacobs

American-Statesman Staff

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

The 3,500 women attending the Texas Conference for Women on Tuesday were told again and again to accept no limits on their careers, their dreams or their bodies. It was, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, "Osama Bin Laden's worst nightmare." 

The conference, which took place at the Austin Convention Center, included former Texas Gov. Ann Richards; Liz Carpenter, former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson; astronaut Mae Jemison; talk show host Bertrice Berry; Nene Foxhall, vice president for Continental Airlines; and Anne Armstrong, former ambassador to Great Britain. 

Dixie Garr, a vice president at Cisco Systems, was one of a number of corporate leaders who brought a message of empowerment. 

"Proceed as if you have permission," she said. "Don't put boundaries on yourself. There are enough people trying to put boundaries on you." 

It was a message that hit home for the middle school girls from the Hispanic Mothers and Daughters of San Antonio who came up for the conference. Struggling with bulging bags of giveaways and brochures, they called the conference inspiring. 

"It makes you feel better about yourself," said Susy Montoya, 14. Between seminars the young women visited booths and talked to representatives from colleges and the Austin Fire Department. "I respect that a lot," Montoya said of the women firefighters. 

"You learn about what another girl does and how you can be like them," said Felicia Flores, 13. 

The lessons weren't just for teen-agers, though, said Dell employees Katie Morryn, 38, and Katherine Boles, 40. Boles has eight children. 

"At this point, I'm an empty nest mother," Boles said. "I've got to figure out what to do for myself." 

One of the most popular speakers, Berry, the talk show host, spoke of having purpose and a plan. "When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny," she said. 

Berry was one of several speakers who addressed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 

"If they're willing to die for what they believe, then we should be willing to live for what we believe," she said. 

The nonprofit conference, with the governor and his wife, Anita, as hosts, is coordinated by Public Strategies Inc., a public affairs firm based in Austin that employs Richards. 

The conference was funded by corporate sponsors, including SBC Southwestern Bell, Eli Lilly and Co., Randalls Food Markets and Texas Monthly. 

You may contact Janet Jacobs at or 445-3698.