Monday, February 5, 2007

Molly Ivins 1944-2007

"Politics is not a picture on a wall or a television sitcom that you can decide you don't much care for."
"I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn't actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle."

And, hopefully,
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."

3 comments:

S.R. said...

I remember Ivins being alive and well for all of the 2004 hoopla. Still sad news.

deadissue said...

Classy sendoff - kudos!

Jim said...

Thanks Al. I wanted to do something more, but frankly I just don't have the energy. She was really gifted, really outstanding.

I've read a couple of obits for her, but they don't hold up to her writing. She was anything but heavy, anything but ponderous. I am exactly those things when I write, especially about stuff I take seriously. I just felt like she deserved better than that. Her words are best: They're filled with wind and light, but they still land a punch like a lift of bricks.