“She’s a hero” said Mittens, with pride,
Of an astronaut passed, Sally Ride
But, of course, should he win,
Then her love is a sin,
And her marriage, of course, is denied.
“Today, America lost one of its greatest pioneers. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride inspired millions of Americans with her determination to break the mold of her time. She was a profile in courage, and while she will be missed, her accomplishments will never be forgotten.”
She is survived by her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy. I wonder how Mitt feels about that.
I remember, when Sally Ride first went into space, that the Doonesbury comic strip made note of it with a nod to Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally”–I can’t find the original strip, but I hope Trudeau re-runs it this week. In that spirit, though…
Ride, Sally Ride!