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I -- don't want to welcome former senator Kay Bailey Hutchison who is now written unflinching courage is part of a trilogy has been about women.
Who've made a difference.
-- it is fertility I wrote two books about.
Women who broke barriers for America and all the different field.
Politics explore -- aviation journalism.
And then I looked at taxes and the great history that we have.
And I -- that women has put a mark on Texas and we are the only state that came in to our nation as a nation and we fought for independence just like North American revelation which.
And there would there were so many stories.
-- -- Had greatly agility and he came here he's very dark circumstances.
Log cabin -- mud hut basically in the early eighteen hundreds and I just let me just.
Make that a part of his.
Street and -- -- the only woman have served in the senate from Texas.
I am I am what do you think that is why -- there not been more women in legislation.
Nationally from Texas.
We truly pretty recent that we've had not women -- defended at all.
When I came there were seven.
-- now there -- twenty.
And so a lot of states have a hand -- women senators and I was very fortunate to be elected twenty years ago.
It would be it was a wonderful.
And I'm glad to have -- and I'm loving being out.
Did I let me via -- and that a little while but did you sure it's much sexism when you first arrived twenty years ago.
-- -- Why is in large -- when you have one vote.
That is equal to every other votes he's that carries a lot of weight and so you -- negotiate.
On an equal basis.
-- Having not had very many women there.
We didn't exactly break into the club.
Right away I think it's gotten better and better.
That we kind of formed our own old girls club and we've had dinner together we shared experiences and we really had a great -- And I think now it's so much better because.
You know -- in every committee now aware of chairman of.
Committee look at Bartlett -- -- have been for a much tougher than when you when you arrived I would think.
-- it was because we didn't have the seniority.
When I came.
I have just -- there were only -- of -- and Barbara Mikulski was the senior and she's still there and has written and the ranks of course to be chairman of appropriations but.
Came in just because a few months ahead of me and now she's chairman.
The intelligence committee so.
You know when you workout they did those senior committee.
Then you know -- state -- you have power and I think that.
There also used to -- just one quick thing wouldn't.
I first got -- -- One position pictures kids.
Margaret Chase Smith ever even came into the inner sanctum but he's well the other thing -- where -- only.
Can go -- candidates.
Had lunch or breakfast and just police senators are -- they're kind of like lieutenant lounge.
And he's had Margaret Chase Smith never ever came in here.
And I talked to my -- -- -- if you ever.
Asked her made -- feel well.
Yeah yeah but I just you know -- in there just.
It didn't -- walk in on that huge one of the people who do you have in your book -- Culp hobby didn't she give you want your first jobs.
The transition from the nineteenth century to the twentieth.
-- strong businesswomen who started in the nineteenth century and that really made that early march and in business and of these of course was also.
I used cabinet officer -- Four.
To our country -- war war two for Roosevelt and it would clear that she -- Eisenhower and although she was very staunch Democrats and her husband had been governor of Texas Christian Democrats.
She supported Eisenhower for precedent.
Because she was so.
Take a -- with his capabilities.
When she met him in London.
When she was starting to wax.
She was really a TrailBlazer and when I applied for a job that the television station that she owned.
This she says I'm told that she says to does.
You know I should be the first ones to have the first woman -- -- Houston and she hardly.
The I was specially -- -- it was a Sam Houston and then quite a womanizer our own.
Oh yeah he's he had a reputation.
As you have a hard living.
Person's -- that.
-- -- -- -- the seventeen year old who he was trying to romance from wanna know part of being.
You know somebody's mistress.
Very sought after bush and he's dedicated the battle of -- just to her and every day.
But her heart was with Robert -- and who was became the secretary of state for him he didn't.
The republic and inflation -- Did not take his hand but tend chief -- -- head over heels in love with Margaret Lee.
Who did so much to use civilized hands and make -- very great productive person that he became.
And all this while married to somebody else he finally left to -- if I guess for.
The person you just mention right where.
No he actually got a divorce he did get from his authority was -- woman who I think -- had eyes upon when he was still married to his first.
-- I tried it was unclear if they had gotten an official divorce.
Win he had -- Qaeda and every day but he did start the divorce proceedings to assure that.
Separation from -- -- has -- like -- was legitimate and after he did all that and -- -- -- skilled -- know.
This is a great book about Texas women about Texas general great history and the state unflinching courage Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Why Texas obviously -- -- -- -- it is or something special about Texas women.
The do you think differentiate themselves from women -- -- -- yes in this respect detective with such -- fast.
And harsh land when it first.
What is -- and of course it was Mexican territory.
And through the revolution.
And the brutal Indian -- that occurred in the nineteenth century.
These women who came from -- circumstances.
And usually in the east -- -- They came to this dark nothingness.
And yet they had that we -- and a very positive attitude.
And what struck me about it was that they were -- and they followed her husband and -- I had Canon built -- my great great grandmother had thirteen children.
Well I agree Houston -- -- I mean they -- Had such resilience.
But they had priorities and they had a real player which.
-- I think has.
-- going to -- -- through the generations Texans are no intent to have a good turn his left alive and become a reality.
Does what I've heard.
Kate Taylor to senator against what was your reaction to the vote yesterday on.
The mansion to me bill and the president's reaction to a -- -- his reaction he was characterizes having been the most thing he's ever been in public.
-- -- -- -- -- Well -- that mansion and -- did a great job.
Putting forward something that would.
A close some loopholes.
That you know legitimate.
Gun dealers trade but the -- could have gotten.
Good ones who have authorization -- -- Well that -- that once you have the gun shops.
That -- current -- do the background check.
And why wouldn't you level the playing field and go to the gun shows where.
Did you know people are buying guarantee -- too -- they did contrary Christian.
-- -- company.
I I think -- yeah I think they deserved.
You know what happened oh was.
I think the -- of the other amendments were much more.
-- -- -- people did get behind center but the Democrats and Republicans but.
I think that we need to what was coming it wasn't going to include.
-- middle held requirement that I think we also need desperately.
And addressing the violence that we see on video games and include BP and even.
But this bill by itself wouldn't have addressed all that but it would have been a start toward addressing some of these things -- -- Well I think a lot of people found out that you needed to have everything together.
It always count rather than just going for guns.
At every turn something horrific happens you should go for the -- hell he should go for the violence and really have a comprehensive.
-- only a more comprehensive bill would have had better success.
I think if you if if people saw that there was going to be more of an effort to bring -- and all of the concerns I do think -- and I think that there would a group of senators that.
Did did come together to offer some other options.
Making it a criminal act to do straw purchasing a firearms and and gun trafficking which he -- -- where you could.
It showed that there was a balanced approach.
Would be more helpful and I think going down the road concluding that -- poll on.
Just the background check at gun shows I think you've failed to live -- and come back I think -- got to come back with.
A more balanced approach it and and I think that there is something to work.
Question they change the rules so that you don't have the sixty vote.
Evanston thing you got to reach every single time the -- looms over you can't even win with a majority with a simple majority should they do with a Philip -- away with a filibuster world.
No I don't think Carol because that's that that's what -- this senate.
Working more productively.
Then who say the -- because.
There is there a requirement that you have bipartisanship.
He can't just.
-- for the other side and I think that is an important part of our system.
You know miss the Java.
Down not -- what would you run for office again it was Saudi running against Rick Perry and further probably nomination for governor one point even talk about you is a presidential candidate.
We do -- either those a possibility at some point.
Not that I see -- -- -- all I'm I'm really liked the challenges that and I'm having elected people that meeting with -- I've been to Hong Kong and South Korea and making speeches -- leading business people.
I'd really like.
Are you ready to declare -- two -- with electoral politics.
Where you you know I -- to have have been -- back to me.
I don't -- and sure not to and that Droid and I and I'm like what I'm doing so much and not look at that -- anything.
In politics at all I want to.
-- and -- -- the private sector and I'd I really.
I'd like to business.
People that are trying to get this economy going there on the ground you know really the ones that are.
How are people and and really.
Helped get our country back in order.
Senator thanks for your time appreciate -- -- -- unflinching courage pioneering women who seek Texas.
Senator gave me senator get a Kay Bailey Hutchison thanks so much for your time tonight -- -- to thank you.
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