Molly Ivins (1944-2007)

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 Ivins
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.

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!”

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.


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About Robert Freedland

A concerned American and supporter of Senator John Kerry, I am the author of the blog "John Kerry for President 2008". I am also the author of the stock market investing blog, "Stock Picks Bob's Advice".
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One Response to Molly Ivins (1944-2007)

  1. Ginny Cotts says:


    I know we will miss her much more over the next few years. Molly had a way with words and ideas that few can match.

    I still have one or two of her books to read.