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.