Saturday, February 03, 2007

Missing Molly

It's often said, but seldom more aptly.... we'll not see her like again. Molly Ivins.

It was "Molly Ivin's Joyful Outrage" that helped us laugh at the puffed-up anti-populist powerful. "And joy was the key...fighting the good fight was a kick" for Molly.

Yet, while she did irreverently trim the shrub, let's not forget her political acumen that could send a Texas-sized Tabasco-tipped dart into the heart of the matter. Like Molly's bulls eye Hillary-hit on January 20, 2006:

"I'd like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president.

"Enough. Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation. Enough clever straddling, enough not offending anyone. This is not a Dick Morris election. Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable of taking a clear stand on the war in Iraq, and that alone is enough to disqualify her. Her failure to speak out on Terri Schiavo, not to mention that gross pandering on flag-burning, are just contemptible little dodges."

Then Molly went on to remind us that we need "political courage and heroes.... when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times."

Amen Molly.

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