As you've probably heard by now, our friend Molly Ivins passed away yesterday after her third bout with breast cancer. She was a wonderful person that lifted all of us above our station.
I posted her final column the other day from the 11th. Her final paragraph reads thusly:
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!" .
Take the time to be really sad about this folks. I certainly am. But remember what she wrote and how you personally can impact the world around you.
And also always remember her humor. Both she and Art Buchwald gone within weeks of one another. Brutal.
In closing my favorite Molly quote of all time, from 1992..."Many people did not care for Pat Buchanan's speech; it probably sounded better in the original German".
Rest in Peace dear lady.