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Wednesday, January 31, 2007


posted by on January 31 at 15:59 PM

Molly Ivins has died. She was 62.

The story isn’t up yet, but that much is on MSNBC’s home page.

UPDATE: Short story here.


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Posted by jamie | January 31, 2007 4:04 PM

I blame the Shrub.

Posted by DOUG. | January 31, 2007 4:09 PM

I loved it when she called Camille Paglia an asshole. Good rest, Ms. Ivins.

Posted by laterite | January 31, 2007 4:20 PM

I am sorry to hear this--she was one of my favorite writers. The world has lost a fierce fighter for social justice.

Posted by gillian | January 31, 2007 4:21 PM

Of all the people who deserved to see Bush leave office.

Posted by Nat | January 31, 2007 4:23 PM


Posted by ECB | January 31, 2007 4:23 PM

This is sad.

Re #6: Ann who?

Posted by Brad | January 31, 2007 4:29 PM


molly is a true american hero.

Posted by kerri harrop | January 31, 2007 4:36 PM

This ruined my day. Gawd, I loved her column.

How unfair that she didn't live to see Shrub indicted, impeached, imprisoned, or... at least... in retirement. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

Posted by Dan Savage | January 31, 2007 4:37 PM

Ann Richards.

Posted by Dan Savage | January 31, 2007 4:48 PM

Only the good die young.

Posted by Original Andrew | January 31, 2007 4:52 PM


She was supposed to either live forever or, as Dan said, long enough to see Shrub taken out.

That just... fuck.

Posted by Chris B | January 31, 2007 4:53 PM

I hope she wrote a last column, to be published after her death.

Posted by Dan Savage | January 31, 2007 4:59 PM

Shit. I didn't even know her cancer had come back.

She was the funniest, smartest political columnist I ever read. She introduced us all to Texas politics way back in the time of Ross Perot and before. Anybody who now regrets having voted for Shrub has no excuse; Molly Ivins showed us exactly what to expect.

Posted by moose@belltown | January 31, 2007 5:03 PM

Damn. She was a great one.

Posted by pox | January 31, 2007 5:57 PM

First Ann - then Molly - while Bill O' and Rush continue to subtract from the sum of human intelligence whenever they speak. Only proving once again that there is no Dog. If there is a heaven and all addictions are moot, I hope Ann has just welcomed you with a bourbon and branch water. RIP, gals.

Posted by THE DOGS MAY BARK | January 31, 2007 6:05 PM

Molly was one of the best. I cried when I read she'd passed.

RIP Molly.

Posted by Sha | January 31, 2007 6:30 PM

Oh, that sucks. One of the best people to make clear through her knowledge, analysis and personality that the anti-elitist pose of the New Right is complete horseshit. One of the classiest of our time.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | January 31, 2007 6:32 PM

Yes this sucks big time.

But, now I'm living in terror that that chimpbastard Shrub will make some sanctimonious remark about how we've lost a great Amurican.

Posted by gnossos | January 31, 2007 7:01 PM

Thanks for everything, Miz Ivins. You will be terribly missed.

Posted by Fnarf | January 31, 2007 7:35 PM

My favorite Molly Ivins quote:

“Good thing we’ve still got politics—finest form of free entertainment ever invented.”

Posted by truthseeker | January 31, 2007 8:38 PM

I'm flippin' the bird to Bush for ya, Molly!

Posted by Deacon Seattle | January 31, 2007 9:06 PM

Texas produced three great women in the modern era - all are sorely missed. Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards and now Molly Ivins.

Here's a double shot to the possibility they are laying out a better future for us all in a planning meeting somewhere.

Posted by George Bakan | January 31, 2007 9:57 PM

This is awful.

Posted by That Queer Expatriate | February 1, 2007 12:38 AM

molly deserved to live long enough to write about that low, lying hedge's free fall into impeachment... dammit

Posted by bijoubaby | February 1, 2007 9:50 AM

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