Thursday, February 1, 2007
I was surprised and saddened to hear of the death of Molly Ivins. My local paper doesn't carry her column (despite the fact that she graduated from Smith College here in Northampton) and it hadn't noted, as apparently other papers did, that she was battling breast cancer for a third time. We met her -- once -- at a fundraiser for some group in Austin at Stubb's Barbecue. Jim Hightower was there too, as was the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (for whom I worked). She was, of course, funny, gracious, and hell raising.