Molly Ivins (1945-2007)
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And herewith a sampling of Ivins' quips:
"I'm sorry to say it can kill you, but it doesn't make you a better person."On George W. Bush:
"If you think his daddy had trouble with 'the vision thing,' wait'll you meet this one."
"The poor man who is currently our president has reached such a point of befuddlement that he thinks stem cell research is the same as taking human lives, but that 40,000 dead Iraqi civilians are progress toward democracy."On Bill Clinton:
"If left to my own devices, I'd spend all my time pointing out that he's weaker than bus-station chili."On elections:
"Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair's-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother?"On one of her favorite targets:
"Many people did not care for Pat Buchanan's speech; it probably sounded better in the original German."On her home state:
"I love Texas, but it is a nasty old rawhide mother in the way it bears down on the people who have the fewest defenses."