A very smart, funny, and accomplished writer has left the fold and has become one with the universe.Â 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.Â But I think Ivins said it best when she told People magazine:
â€œThere are two kinds of humor. [One isÂ the kind] â€œthat makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule. Thatâ€™s what I do.â€
Sometimes sheÂ 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 IÂ found this one from a program entitled “W’s War” (Her snippet is at 1:44).