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Thu, 01 Feb 2007

Molly Ivins, Shrub, Letting the Dogs Out, etc. - 14:29
I was saddened today when I saw a post on Metafilter saying Molly Ivins has passed away. She has for years been an amusing and insightful outstanding voice in US politics. Regularly taking the mickey of the incumbent idiots there. I tend to attribute to her the nickname Shrub that is often applied to the current US president. Largely due to her book "Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush" (which alas turned out to be a much longer political life than guessed at the time).

The wikipedia article and the metafilter post both link to a short tribute to Molly Ivins by her editor for the last few years. I guess all I can hope is her messages of getting involved in government (especially to the youth) and not simply sitting by the sidelines will influence people even posthumously by the next US election.

Another writeup remembering how much she rocked.

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