I miss Molly Ivins already. Several years back, I was introduced to Molly reading Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush.
Molly died today after a long and difficult battle with breast cancer.
On January 11, 2007, Molly wrote her last column, and with those very words protested the ‘surge’ that President Bush was implementing.
“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!”
Thank you Molly.
There has been many a time that I have looked to see what you were writing. Your wit brightened my day, your passion was an inspiration, and your life was all too short. There were so many more columns you were meant to write.