Molly Ivins, the political wit and columnist, died today at age 62 of breast cancer. She'd been fighting a battle with cancer since 1999 when she announced it in one of her columns.
Here's a personal commentary. If you don't want to read a political note, please skip this. I admired Molly Ivins and her fight against bad government. In recent years, she called George Bush "Shrub," and, just in the last couple weeks demanded that readers speak up against the war in Iraq. I appreciated her humor, used to poke fun at poor government, and asking for reform. She was my source for the ridiculous in Texas politics.
The only tribute I can imagine is to repeat her request. Women - get the damn mammogram.
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