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Molly Ivins, RIP

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Jan. 31st, 2007 | 10:28 pm
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Molly Ivins was a brilliant political analyst with skewering wit. She was only 62, and damn, she will be missed.

As a particularly apt memorial for my flist: Molly Ivins in a video about dildos and sodomy in Texas (she's at the start, about 5 minutes in, and at the end).

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i'm a tiny bandaid?

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from: qthelights
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
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This is probably out of left field but I'm thinking/wondering that this is the Molly that Jo and Ryo in west wing fandom idolised. They wrote very political fic and I think even named a child Molly in one of them after her. Sad :(

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Probably. She was worthy of idolization.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we need her now more than ever. I'm so glad she got to see the 2006 election resutls though.

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whitewizzy

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from: whitewizzy
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
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*picks jaw back up from floor*
*searches for words*

Well. I had no idea. *facepalm* I mean... I am left almost speechless. For real. But I would not have believed it if I didn't see it. Educational models my arse! (Or is it perhaps not leagal to mention the two in the same sentence?)

I had never heard of Molly Ivins either. I regret that. She seems to have been formidable.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Texas is just like that!

She was great. Her stuff is online all over, I urge you to read some.

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The Ineffable Has Bludgeoned Me

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from: skulkings
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I didn't know! I adored Molly Ivins. I was dependent on -- and addicted to -- her clear thinking, plain speaking, funny analysis on George II and TX politics. I'm going to miss her greatly.

That video is so funny and sad, both.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, she could make us laugh even at the worst things.

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shrub!

from: jubilancy
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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I am missing her, too.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. She defined the word "perspective". Sigh.

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Let's hug it out, bitch.

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from: cosmorific
date: Feb. 1st, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
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"WAIT A MINUTE WAIT A MINUTE, WE FORGOT MOUTH TO ANUS ON A CHICKEN!"

Oh, how I LOL'D.

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