“The trouble is, I don’t love them enough. The difference between you and me is I’m trying to overcome my prejudices and you’re not.”
— Former two-term Governor Reubin Askew in response to a heckler who called him a “n----- lover” during his 1958 campaign for the state House.
R.I.P. Governor Askew. You raised the bar on integrity, and your legacy will continue be the yardstick by which future—and current—governors are measured.
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