Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Sadder

I miss Molly Ivins just about every day, but I gotta tell ya that I miss her exponentially badly right now today. When I think what she could have done with this little piece from The Dallas Morning News, via Memeorandum, I must gnash my teeth and rend my garments. The article is brief and probably of no importance whatsoever to anyone who can't lay claim toTexas as their native earth, anyone who doesn't automatically think of Rick Perry as "Governor Goodhair" (Molly's sobriquet for Bush' sucessor as governor of the Lone Star State), anyone who was never represented for far too many years by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

But for me, a native Texan and a follower/adoring fan of Molly Ivins for many years before she caught the national spotlight, this conjunction of Rick Perry, Kay Bailey, and Sarah Palin, is a moment of delight and ridicule. Thinking of the columns Molly could have written on the subject of Palin alone could keep me laughing for days. Just imagine, if you will, the fun Molly could have had with my favorite line from the article: "'He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks by his guns – and you know how I feel about guns,' she said." Oh, the waste of great comedic material:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed Rick Perry for re-election, calling him the "true conservative" in a primary election showdown with fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. ( Continue article here )

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