My hero. I can't quite deal with this one yet.
When Ann Richards shook off this mortal coil last year, the only way I could quite find to deal with it was by calling on the words of Molly Ivins.
It makes me angry that she's gone, and sad beyond reckoning. A real remembrance to come when I can be a bit less maudlin.
What a lady.
Here's a bit from her last column in mid-January:
We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous.
Raise hell. Now that's a legacy.
Updated: Some memorable quotes here.
AND how lame is it that the NYT apparently still refuses to run "gang pluck"? You've got to be kidding!
Best tributes, of course, to be found at The Observer.