Molly Ivins, Texas' answer to H.L. Mencken (only funnier and less bitter), has died after a long bout with cancer. She was genuinely one of the funniest, cleverest and most insightful people I have ever met and was a big part of my inspiration to write political commentary. Just like Ann Richards, she was a Texas original; her like will not be seen again. It's a double shame, since now more than ever, we need someone who can look at the sick sorry state of Texas politics and make us laugh so we don't cry.
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