Thursday

molly ivins

My hero, Molly Ivins HAS DIED. She was much too young - only 62 - and taken by that nasty disease, breast cancer.

I will write more about her tomorrow (I have to be at work at 4am in the morning, so need to go to bed), but tonight I just want to say that Molly Ivins made me want to write better. She made me laugh my ass off many times. And unlike most of the rest of the American press circa 2007, she never, ever, ever stopped asking the hard questions, or digging deeper.

2 comments:

Laura Linger said...

She is my hero, too. And the loss is just tremendous. Molly was always the steak, whereas bints like Coulter are merely the skanky sizzle. Molly was the real deal, and I will miss her so.

And I am determined to write better, to write more, to question more, to season the silly with the serious in my writing, to speak up and speak my mind.

"If people bring so much courage to the world , the world has to kill them to break them. So, of course, it kills them...it kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these, you can be sure that it will kill you, too, but there will be no special hurry."

-Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell To Arms

Anonymous said...

Ya gotta love a woman who "mooned" the KKK.

I will truly miss Molly.