Wednesday, January 31, 2007

In Memory of Molly Ivins

I just heard that Molly Ivins passed away today. Another victim of breast cancer.

I have been a fan ever since I heard her speak at Smith College in the 1990s. She was a funny, well-read proponent of liberalism, and she delivered her barbed messages with wonderful Texan flair. She was a tough voice for the minority. I felt that she was a voice for people like me.

In one of her last columns, she wrote,

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. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"

You done good, Molly.

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