Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Texas columnist Molly Ivins dies

Political columnist Molly Ivins was a unique voice in a time of copycats. AP reports that she died today at the age of 62.

“...In a column in mid-January, Ivins urged readers to stand up against Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq.

‘We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war,’ Ivins wrote in the Jan. 11 column. ‘We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, ‘Stop it, now!’”

Ivins’ hardboiled sense of humor will be missed by many, including this scribbler.

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