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Informer, January 7, 1978
Following her announcement, Jordan didn't say much to the press, which was typical of her private and professional nature. On January 6, 1978, however, she gave a lengthy statement to Time magazine about a month later about her decision (which she dictated over the phone from Houston to one of her Congressional aides in Washington). Jordan had some interesting things to say about term limits for politicians, which still resonate in today's political climate. Jordan's statement to Time appears below in its entirety.