January 31, 2007

Molly Ivins

She's gone. Far, far too soon:

Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted liberal who skewered the political establishment and referred to President Bush as "Shrub," has died after a long battle with breast cancer, the managing editor of the Texas Observer said Wednesday. Ivins was 62.

The writer, who made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House, revealed in early 2006 that she was being treated for breast cancer for the third time.

"Molly was a hero. She was a mentor. She was a liberal. She was a patriot. She was a friend. And she always will be," the Observer said in a statement. "With Molly's death we have lost someone we hold dear. What she has left behind we will hold dearer still."

Posted by binky at January 31, 2007 07:34 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Fishwife Central | Free Speech | Gender and Politics | Liberty | Media


I think we'll miss her greatly. Her knowledge of Texas (and the greater South) gave her an extra ability to skewer the politicians that came from there. I suspect that W will breath slightly easier tonight, for example.

Oh, and here is the New York Times obit, just FYI.

Posted by: baltar at January 31, 2007 08:34 PM | PERMALINK

And here is the Texas Observer's tribute page, with a much better written obit than the NYT.

Posted by: baltar at January 31, 2007 08:47 PM | PERMALINK
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