Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Molly Ivins: 1944-2007

Molly Ivins, a unique voice in Texas, passed away today. It's probably most appropriate to link to the news in a Texas source, like this obituary from the Houston Chronicle, but it's hard to resist this detail from the New York Times:
In 1976, her writing, which she said was often fueled by “truly impressive amounts of beer,” landed her a job at The New York Times. She cut an unusual figure in The Times newsroom, wearing blue jeans, going barefoot and bringing in her dog, whose name was an expletive.


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