Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Molly Ivins: RIP?

Somehow, Spot doesn't think that Molly Ivins, who died today from breast cancer, will rest peacefully. She never did anything peacefully in her life. Some of the old timers from her Minneapolis Tribune days still tell Molly Ivins stories. She did everything with noise and brass. God love her.

One of Spot's favorite Molly Ivins lines was the lede of a column she wrote on a visit to Canada several years ago:
Ottawa - Being Canadian is like living next door to the Simpsons.
Update February 1st: In her obituary today in the Strib, the story is recounted of her long and bright red winter coat. What wasn't reported was that someone in the newsroom told Ivins, a six-footer, that she looked like the Foshay Tower at sunset. (Spot heard Ivins repeat that story several years ago.)

Also corrected the reference to the Tribune, which is where Molly worked, not the Star.

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