Carol Platt Liebau: RIP Harriett Woods

Monday, February 12, 2007

RIP Harriett Woods

Former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Harriett Woods has died.

I was not a particular fan, but the news elicited a real sense of loss, as Harriett Woods was Senator Bond's opponent in the 1986 US Senate race that was my introduction to politics. Senator Bond won the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Tom Eagleton -- and it was the only Democrat-to-Republican switch in the US Senate that year (a tough one for Republicans generally).

Harriett Woods was an unabashed liberal, but she was a worthy adversary who was truly committed to her beliefs. May she rest in peace.


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