Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Rest in Peace, Molly

Molly Ivins died today. I loved Molly's columns. I loved to see Molly on TV with her common-sense take-downs of those who spoke nonsense and foolishness. She was the best. I will miss her.

Here's the story from AlterNet:

Molly's enduring message is, "Raise more hell."


Although short, Molly's life was writ large. She was as eloquent a speaker and teacher as she was a writer, and her quips will last at least as long as Will Rogers'. She dubbed George W. Bush "Shrub" and Texas Governor Rick Perry "Good Hair."

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

UPDATE: Rmj at Adventus, who is a native Texan, has fuller coverage of the Texas take on Molly's obituaries and memorable quotes from around the country.


  1. You, P Mickey and I are all on the same wavelength.

  2. Caminante, we are. I like this from your post:

    In 1999 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she told women: "I don't need get-well cards, but I would like the beloved women readers to do something for me: Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."

    As 21 year survivor of breast cancer, I know how vital the mammogram is. Neither I nor the doctor could feel a lump; the cancer showed up in the mammogram.

  3. A huge loss for our country. Who will speak truth to power now?

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  5. I'm brokenhearted over Molly Ivin's death. I had no idea she was even sick.
    She wrote with relish about the excesses and craziness of Texas and its singular politics, but no one loved the Great State more than she did.

    May she rest in peace among the bluebonnets.


  6. Cher Crandmere,

    Sorry about the double post. Damn Blogger's been giving me trouble all morning.


  7. There, Counterlight, I deleted the double post. Blogger is giving me fits, too.

    I took pleasure in knowing that Molly's words came from Texas - the good Texas.

  8. Let light perpetual shine, not only on Molly, but because of Molly through others as they speak truth to power in seriousness, wit, satire, pain and joy. Who will take up the mantle?

  9. Share Cropper, she is irreplaceable. Her writing, which demonstrated such courage, humor, and straight speaking, will not soon be replicated, but, perhaps, even now, someone young, with similar quailties is on the rise. We can hope.


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