A correspondent from the other cubicle was moved to write a little something for this space to mark the death of Molly Ivins.
Carrie Rickey writes:
Ordinarily Id say that we should declare a moment of silence for the passing of Molly Ivins, the Lone Star State political scribe who dubbed then-Governor George W. Bush "shrub" and opined of a dim congressman that, "if his I.Q. slips any lower well have to water him twice a day." Yet given Ivins silver-tongued wit, lets just declare a moment of Molly-isms. She was even funny about the surgery, chemo and radiation therapies for the breast cancer that ended her life at 62. "First they mutilate you, then they poison you, then they burn you. Ive been on blind dates better than that."