Thanks for everything, Molly

31 Jan

One of the greatest political writers of our time, Molly Ivins, died today. She fought breast cancer for the last seven years. Her writings were witty beyond belief. She loved to tackle the Texas Legislature for some of their foolishness. She once observed that more people died from guns in Texas than on the freeways, but that the Lege (as she called it) was more likely to raise the speed limit so there would be more deaths on the freeways than it was likely to enact some modest form of gun control. When asked about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (when he was a mere Congressman), she said, “You mean the dope-smoking deadbeat dad who divorced his dying wife?” She didn’t pull punches, but always got a laugh.

I’m lucky enough to have a book inscribed by her. I’ll have to read it again soon.

Thanks for your work, Molly. You were a beacon of hope in the Republican wasteland for many years.

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