Columnist and liberal-pot-stirrer Molly Ivins succumbed to her third fight with breast cancer yesterday (January 31, 2007). A witty and clever woman, I’ve enjoyed her take-no-prisoners humor and forthright willingness to call the current President “Shrub” while adroitly skewering his policies and actions.
I read one of her books, “Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?” way back when it came out in 1991, and I’m still laughing about some of the stuff she said. I will miss her bravery and unselfconscientiousness.
The sad thing for all of us is that one more voice of dissent and reason has been lost, however the loss to her family and loved ones, that I cannot quantify, nor will I try. Just know that this stranger appreciated her writings and spirit, and will think of her many times yet in the future.