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Bush Is A Shrub Originator Dies

Political pundit and syndicated columnist Molly Ivins died yesterday at 62 after a long battle with breast cancer. The sharp-tongued Texas liberal known for her catch-phrase witticisms of our President, whom she referred to simply as "Shrub" frequently criticized the … Read More

By / February 1, 2007

Political pundit and syndicated columnist Molly Ivins died yesterday at 62 after a long battle with breast cancer. The sharp-tongued Texas liberal known for her catch-phrase witticisms of our President, whom she referred to simply as "Shrub" frequently criticized the current administration, while at the same time delivering the signature Ivins dose of the onus is on the rest of us to enact change. In a 2002 column, she wrote:

Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair's-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother?"

Commenting on her battle with cancer back in September, Ivins wrote in a column, "I'm sorry to say (cancer) can kill you, but it doesn't make you a better person." As someone who has experienced first-hand (through my mother) the damage that cancer can invoke on the spirit, once again, Ivins' honesty is humbling.

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