I was so sad to hear of columnist Molly Ivins' death, from breast cancer, this week.
Ivins was one of those writers who could make me laugh out loud, sometimes in embarrassing places like waiting rooms and crowded bookstores. I generally agreed with her politics, but I think that even if I didn't I would have appreciated her ability to express her opinions with both wit and a genuine affection for the persons and institutions she regularly skewered.
Ivins has over the years authored so many great quotes that it's hard to pick just one to post here in memoriam...so instead I'll direct you to a wonderful collection of them, right here .
Rest in peace.