I called up a member of my family on my way home just then and was told that Molly Ivins has passed on.
I am sorry to hear it.
Ivins was a great wit, a distinct voice, and more informed about Texas and national politics than the next hundred bozos with a word processor combined, whatever her politics. Most importantly to me, she was a true ideological hero (do they say heroine anymore?) to my Momma.
I extend my condolences to Molly’s loved ones and to the keepers of the great liberal tradition of this greatest of American states.