My good friend, Governor Barbara Roberts, wrote a wonderful new autobiography about her life in politics and role as a wife, mother of an autistic child and advocate.
As one of our country's first female Governors, Barbara is a role model and inspiration to so many. I share her passion for service and admire the foresight she demonstrated while in office. As Barbara writes in her book:
"One hundred fifty years from now, as future generations look back on our journey, how ill they see us?…Will they speak of our courage, our creativity, our care and stewardship of the future? Or will they see us as short-sighted, self centered, greedy, timid?" I then delivered the line I would use year after year: "For each generation has but one chance to be judged by future generations, and this is our time."