Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Huge Loss

Molly Ivins died last night after a long struggle with breast cancer. All of 62 years old, she still had so much more to say. There are few political writers whose works I've enjoyed so much. She will be sorely missed by progressives.

Even Shrub had something nice to say about his fellow Texan:

“I respected her convictions, her passionate belief in the power of words, and her ability to turn a phrase. She fought her illness with that same passion. Her quick wit and commitment to her beliefs will be missed,” Bush said.

That was much nicer than anything she said about him.

Rest in peace, Molly.


Elizabeth said...

I was very saddened to read the news of her death. And yet another reason to schedule a mammogram....

Gala said...

"That was much nicer than anything she said about him."

That's because she meant what she said and she said what she meant. If it came out of Molly's mouth, you knew it to be truthful.

The same can't be said of the Pretender-in-Thief.