Molly Ivins RIP

A very smart, funny, and accomplished writer has left the fold and has become one with the universe.  Molly Ivins was a sharp political writer whose prose didn’t quite match her rather gentle demeanor in person.

She died of breast cancer yesterday.

She was a very strong critic of the Bush administration and right wing politics in general. But I think Ivins said it best when she told People magazine:

“There are two kinds of humor. [One is the kind] “that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule. That’s what I do.”

Sometimes she was very funny, but since Bush came into office, she was much more serious in her critique of what was happening in our country — and who could blame her! I looked on You Tube to see if I could find clips of her, and I found this one from a program entitled “W’s War” (Her snippet is at 1:44).

 

 

–PK

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