Governor Mark Sanford declared Tuesday an official Day of Public Mourning in South Carolina for model-slash-actress Farrah Fawcett, who died last Thursday following a lengthy, tragic TV special on NBC.
In prepared remarks the Governor explained that he never met Ms. Fawcett, but her best-selling poster afforded many hours of consolation for him and other residents of the boys’ dorms at Furman University in the 1980s. The rest of his remarks, addressed to the memory of the late actress, are rather rambling and personal:
“You are special and unique and fabulous in a whole host of ways ….” “You have oh so many attributes that pulls it in this direction. Do you really comprehend how beautiful your smile is?” “Above all else I love that inner beauty about you.” I love your tan lines or that I love the curves of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of night’s light ….”
On Tuesday, copies of the classic Farrah Fawcett poster, draped in black crepe, will be hung in the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia. At 1PM Eastern Time, when Ms. Fawcett’s funeral begins in California, male students at the Governor’s alma mater in Greenville will drink a toast of hearty Blenheim Ginger Ale to Farrah Fawcett’s memory.
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