Here are two heroes of mine, Ann Richards and Dan Rather, seen at a reception for Dan at the Stephen F Austin Hotel the night Dan spoke at the Paramount Theatre in Austin as part of KLRU tv’s series of Distinguished Speakers. Both, I’m glad to report, are doing great. Ann Richards, last Democratic Governor of Texas, is as happy, and just as fun, as she ever was. Dan Rather is truly impressive, at least to me. He is one of the rare public figures who had the guts to take on Bush during the “I”m the War President” hysteria.. Got sacked for it. Doesn’t cry about it. Both have picked up and carried on quite well, thank you very much…. Both are fine examples of what any young Texan might want to grow up to be like.