the unsinkable Molly, downed by cancer

…Ivins’ use of salty language and her habit of going barefoot in the office were too much for the Times, said longtime friend Ben Sargent, editorial cartoonist with the Austin American-Statesman.

“She was just like a force of nature,” Sargent said. “She was just always on and sharp and witty and funny and was one of a kind.”

Molly Ivins is gone.
She liked to walk around barefoot when she worked at the NY Times.
She was the first one to call Dubya “Shrub.”
I wish I had even a fraction of her talent and her courage.

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