Nancy's Travelblogue

... there isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Location: California, United States

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Adios, Molly


I miss you. I miss your rip-it-away spirit to tell us who we are. Left or right, rich or poor, you never let us get away with our high moral stance - we is what we is. You took your Smith College education to the the Texas dives, to sleuth out the real stuff, then you churned it up with beer and bar-b-que, then spit out to all of us, the American public, but ESPECIALLy to your own folks, the Texas public. Bill Clinton paid you the greatest compliment when he remarked that he appreciated your praise, but he especially appreciated your insightful criticism.

Molly, wherever you are now, up above us, or in that place below -- more likely in your own special heaven -- that's where I want to go.

Keep fighting and keep laughing,

Yours forever,

More on Molly:
John Nichols remembering Molly
Mother Jones obit
New York Times obit