It’s with sadness that I write that the wonderful, smart alec columnist, Molly Ivins, has passed away. She had recently been hospitalized for breast cancer. This was her third bout with the dreaded disease. She was 62 years old.
Molly Ivins wrote about politics at the federal level and within the state of Texax. She was sarcastic, funny, and incredibly intelligent. She always got you to chuckle and the same time making her point. In addition to her columns, she wrote two books about George Bush and his presidency.
Ivins was a California native, but called Texas home. She graduated in 1966 and began her career in newspapers a year or so later. She has written for the Fort Worth Star Telegraph from 1992-2001. She then syndicated her column, which was distributed to 400 newspapers nationwide.
My local newspaper carried Ivin’s column every Tuesday. I hurriedly flipped through the editorial to see what she’d written about this week. She had a style of writing that had me laughing and thinking at the same time. I always enjoyed her style.
Here are some of Ivins recent columns: http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/columnists/molly_ivins/