Thursday, February 01, 2007

There Is Not Much Else To Talk About

-- Posted by Interrobang

Since this is a media blog, first and foremost, I feel utterly justified in commandeering Spocko's blog to say this:

Goodbye, Molly Ivins.

Molly Ivins, the irreverent nationally syndicated columnist from Texas who rankled conservatives and delighted liberals, died Wednesday after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 62.

I'm sure Molly Ivins herself would appreciate the irony of an entire cohort of talented writers, particularly feminist bloggers, being stripped of all our considerable reserves of eloquence (one comment at Pandagon consisted, in its entirety, of "Crap. Crap crap crap.") at the news of her death.

So long, Molly. Sorry you couldn't stay to see us finishing the job of t'rowing the bums out (as our friend Spocko here is helping to do).


HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thanks for your kind Molly words...

7:53 PM  
Rheinhard said...

Hi Spocko! Great job with the website!

Regarding Molly, after I heard of her passing, I knew I had to capture some digital video I had of her address to the Down Home Democracy Tour in Austin TX in 2002 which I had sitting on the shelf. I posted it on Youtube, and I think her remarks show why she was so beloved. Funny, direct, and earthy - we need more of that in our pundits of all political stripes!

5:36 PM  
Elmo said...

Reading blog entries about Miss Molly's passing and reading genuine print media columns such as Krugman and Dionne reminds me of one of the great things about print media. Enforced brevity. Too many blogs go on and on and on and on until insomnia is cured.

4:45 AM  
NWJR said...

My reaction was simply this: "Fuck".

7:23 AM  

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