Bill Ratliff : a profile of courage and leadership in American politics / Robert Edward Sterken Jr.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781498546942; 1498546943.Subject(s): Lieutenant governors -- Texas -- Biography | Legislators -- Texas -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Bill Ratliff.DDC classification: 328.73/092 LOC classification: F391.4.R38 | S74 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Drawing aces -- 2. The engineer: free of egotism -- 3. The Senator: free of ambition -- 4. Robin Hood: a totally free man -- 5. Obi-Wan Kenobi: free of the lobby -- 6. Lt. Governor: the right Republican -- 7. The stand: free of partisanship -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff is an engineer, a widely respected senator, and according to Caroline Kennedy he is “an inspiration to all who serve in government, and to all Americans.” Senator Ratliff, nicknamed “Obi Wan Kenobi” by his colleagues, was a revered and much loved leader in Texas for more than a decade. He singularly wrote the Texas Robin-Hood school finance law, a major Ethics reform law, a Texas tort reform law, and held a great disdain for narrow partisanship and politics. This is the inspirational story of a great man doing good work in a time when many are cynical about political leadership and government. His courageous stand on principle brought him to a showdown with powerful forces in the Bush White House and earned him the public vitriol of right-wing billionaires.