Molly Ivans RIP

One of my favorite columnists, Molly Ivans, passed away, far too young, of breast cancer. I wasn’t aware she was in such dire health.

It’s a shame, she was great. Wikipedia (with an awful photo, yech) , Texas Observer has a bunch of stuff up.

You mean Molly Ivins?

“Every village is about to lose its idiot.” – Molly Ivins on the Texas Legislature preparing to reconvene.

I don’t share her politics, but she was a hoot just the same.

The great thing about Molly is that open minded people who don’t agree with her politics still enjoy her writing and get something from it.

“I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn’t actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.”

She’ll be missed.

Krugman points out she was one of the handful of media people that didn’t join in the war cheerleading back [urlhttp://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2007/02/paul_krugman_mi.html]in 2003, and has been proven right on practically everything as a result. If only everyone else was as willing to ignore the wind…