Molly Ivins, Columnist, Dies at 62 – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/washington/01ivins.html?ei=5087%0A&em=&en=cbff8057d6896bcd&ex=1170651600&pagewanted=all

I recognised her name, but can’t think of many Molly Ivins articles I may have read. Which is a shame, ’cause she sounds like exactly the kind of sharp-tongued, inflated-ego popping columnist to whom I often gravitate.

In her syndicated column, which appeared in about 350 newspapers, Ms. Ivins cultivated the voice of a folksy populist who derided those who she thought acted too big for their britches. She was rowdy and profane, but she could filet her opponents with droll precision.

After Patrick J. Buchanan, as a conservative candidate for president, declared at the 1992 Republican National Convention that the United States was engaged in a cultural war, she said his speech “probably sounded better in the original German.”

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