GAWD I’m going to miss Molly Ivins.
Has anyone this side of Mark Twain written about politics with such humor and intelligence? An actual progressive who warned us that Bill Clinton was “weaker than bus stop chili”, Molly was also a Christian in the truest sense of the word (although I have no idea about her church-going habits). I challenge anyone to find one hateful word issued from her pen regarding any political figure. Ivins was able to find something likable about the worst of the opposition while skewering their policies with a flick of the wrist.
I had the pleasure of working on a couple of public policy forums featuring Molly back in the early ’90s, and became involved in efforts to organize and maintain her writings and research later in that decade. I never saw her treat anyone as if they were not an old and dear friend.