Molly Ivins died yesterday, leaving a gaping hole in the world and a shining example of a life well-led. Molly Ivins fought for what she believed in, and she did it with an irrepressible wit and an unshakable sense of justice. She was, in her own words, "a good ol' leftwing populist from Texas," and she delighted in exposing the incompetence, corruption, and sheer idiocy of the Texas legislature. And George W. Bush. Ivins followed his path from Texas to the White House, writing two books and innumerable columns about him. She was the funniest damn writer I'd ever read. Just about the smartest too. I didn't always agree with her, but when I didn't, I figured that I was probably the one who was mistaken.
Here's a video featuring Molly Ivins for your viewing pleasure. It's called "The Dildo Diaries" and it features, ahem, mature content. We'll miss you, Molly. Give 'em hell, whereever you are.