Saturday, January 27, 2007

Columnist Molly Ivins Hospitalized in Cancer Battle

The sharpest (and funniest) good ole girl we know, Austin-based columnist Molly Ivins, was hospitalized this week in her ongoing struggle with breast cancer.

Ivins, 62, has given up her popular column while she battles the disease. Ivins, former editor of progressive Texas newspaper, The Texas Observer, has a loyal readership and is a long-time critic of George W. Bush, a former Texas governor. Her syndicated column appears in more than 400 newspapers, including the Tulsa World.

We send our hopes and prayers out to Molly and wish her a speedy recovery.

In Molly's honor, we'll pass along a favorite Molly Ivins quote:

I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn't actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.

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