Thursday, September 4, 2008

Missing Molly


I've been thinking a lot about Molly Ivins during this it-would-be-hilarious-if-it-weren't-so-damn-scary Republican National Convention. Molly was my great friend, my unique mentor, and a gift to everyone who knew her. If she were still here with us, she'd be having a field day, I'm sure. Which is why I was so grateful today, when I was reading coverage in the NYT, I came across this reader comment:

The late Molly Ivins, champion of women's rights and enemy of the crooked and anti-feminist good-old-boy network, might have said of Sarah Palin after her acceptance speech: "Women voting for this ticket is just like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders!"
— Kate Madison, Depoe Bay, Orego



Thank you Kate.
Thank you Molly.

2 comments:

Julie Gomoll said...

Sarah Palin does for women what Clarence Thomas does for blacks.

SeaStar said...

Good to see Molly's picture today and remember her voice. Thanks.