Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Molly Ivins, R.I.P.

I just learned that columnist Molly Ivins died after a long struggle with breast cancer. I'll miss her. In the darkest days of the Bush ascendancy, Ivins told us the truth and made us laugh at the same time. She reminded us in her folksy Texas humor that not every Texan accords divine status to George W. Bush. I never met Ivins, except on the editorial page of the Chicago Tribune and the alternet.org website. When I commuted on the South Shore line between Michigan City and Chicago, I made sure I brought home a Tribune on the day her column appeared. I'm glad she lived long enough to see GWB repudiated at the polls.

2 comments:

Alexandra S said...

It is a true loss that she has passed. I was so sad to hear of her death because we needed her wise, funny, challenging books and voice and spirit in the world. We should all be inspired by how awesome she was.

Sustenance Scout said...

I'm sorry to say I've never read anything by Molly Ivins...but now I look forward to checking out her work. Thanks! K.