There’s been a lot of troubling news from Texas lately, and thinking of Texas reminds me of a sad anniversary, the passing of Texan Molly Ivins in February of 2007. But as sad as the anniversary is, reflecting on Molly Ivins herself is irresistibly uplifting. Here’s a brief sample of Molly’s irreverent wit that ran as a tribute on PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour after her passing. It’s all you need to know about Texan art. (h/t to AGD) [Sorry about the quality, but it’s the best I could find :-( ]
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