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Darla Moore Speaks: "I'm a member, not an advocate"

The other lady in green this week gave an exclusive interview to MSNBC while Condoleeza Rice was out golfing with a three-time champion.

Darla Moore, one of the first two women to be accepted as an Augusta National member, showed off her 300 acre farm and discussed her work as a conservationist and horticulturalist.

Talking about her involvement with the local university, she tells the interviewer: "My purpose in life is to be a change agent"

But when asked about working as a change agent at Augusta National, her tone changes noticeably.

"I wouldn't think that would be something I would do" followed by,  "I'm a member, not an advocate."

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she's going to loose her Burke decoder ring for that
04.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHMMM
She is smart. Wasn't there a member that announced publicly that he was going to make changes inside AGNC, then lose his membership. Someone here knows the story.
Yep. They all still bark to His Master's Voice.
04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
No Longer,

You nailed it. She's a member not an advocate, because if she were an advocate, she wouldn't be a member.
04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRES
Haha, that's a good one about her earlier comment being a change agent and then goes silent with the follow up question about Augusta.
04.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenternguyenvuminh
"I got mine''
If the official position of the club is that they do not talk about membership issues, why would anyone expect that to change now? Anything beyond: "We are delighted to welcome (or be welcomed) these new members...." would be out of character.

That Phil played with Condi instead of Darla says tons.
04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
Phil and Condi have known each other for a while.

This is the reason I remembered the article:

I just loved playing with Phil. We came to a maybe 170-yard carry over a barranca. At my level, most people would say, "Well, lay up." But Phil looked at me and said, "Do you have a 180-yard club?" And I said, "Yeah, my 3-wood." And he said, "Oh, go for it." It was wonderful. That's Phil's personality, and it's the way I like to play, too.

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04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMattS
Why do I have the sudden urge to watch Fight Club?
04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKRoper
Celebrity Death Match
@no longer S&T...that was Lloyd Ward. Google his name and "Augusta" and you'll find stories about it from 2002. Not sure if he is still a member.
04.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin part deux
What a joke that video is.

"If she spent the '80's and 90's making more than a billion dollars..." -- yeah right. She married Rainwater in 1991, presto.

"...she spent the better part of the last decade giving much of it away, nearly $100 million since 1998 and mostly to her alma mater." -- yeah right. $90 million isn't "much of" a billion, it's more like a sliver of a billion.

Only one brief mention of Richard Rainwater in the whole piece...he's still alive BTW...
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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