Molly Ivins passes away

Molly Ivins has died of breast cancer.

stridently liberal syndicated newspaper columnist, of Texas

had a dog named Shit (?)

slammed HRC for not taking a harder stance against the Iraq war

January 20, 2006:
I will not support Hillary Clinton for president. (Molly Ivins)

Mary Tyler Ivins
- born 1944 in California
- father was a conservative Republican (a rich oil executive no less)

- Smith College in Massachusetts, 1966
- studied in Paris
- master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

the early 1970s at The Texas Observer
did a stint at the Gray Lady
Dallas Times Herald, 1982-1992
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1992-2001

column distributed by Creators Syndicated

knew Bush 43 ("Shrub" aka Arbusto) in high school

her best-selling books about Dubya:

The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush (2000)

Bushwhacked (2003)

latest bestseller:

Who Let the Dogs In?: Incredible Political Animals I Have Known

wrote foreword to Bushisms

being from Texas, she could tell the difference between real and fake Texans: "Real Texans do not use the word ‘summer’ as a verb.” (a dig at Bush 41)