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RIP, Molly Ivins

This is later than I tend to post, but I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge the passing and honor the memory of Molly Ivins, a much needed voice of reason, patriotism, and (much needed) humor. I’ve linked to her columns a once or twice here, and enjoyed reading many more of them. And she’s the author of what is still my favorite assessment of George W. Bush— and, I think, the most astute thus far (followed closely by Dubya’s own description of himself as “a white Republican guy who doesn’t get it”.

What we’re dealing with here is a man in such serious denial it would be pathetic if it weren’t damaging so many lives.

As true today as they were when Molly wrote them. Thanks, Molly, for your wit, insight, and example. We’ll try to handle it from here on out. Enjoy your well-earned rest, though I selfishly regret that we won’t get to read your column on the day Bush finally bumbles off into the sunset.

Rest. And say hello to Ann for us. We miss her too.

One Comment

  1. For some reason, her passing has hit hard, and I found myself crying at my desk at work when I heard the news.

    I will miss her columns, and her occasional appearances on C-Span.