molly ivins died last night... from breast cancer. she has long been one of my favorite columnists. her wit and wisdom and unfailing directness has inspired me for many years! she never lets anyone get away with anything and understands the responsibility that we each hold in this institution. she has always inspired me to not sit back, but get up, get out, speak my mind and *do* something about what i believe! i will miss her voice.
here's a quote from her last column, stand up against the surge:
"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 were for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bushs proposed surge."
who needs breasts, anyway? [molly ivins... essay on her cancer]
Molly Ivins, Populist Texas Columnist, Dies at 62 [NYT]