Molly Ivins is my political muse

A commenter on Pandagon just reminded me of one of my favorite quotes of hers:

So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.

Nothin’ But Good Times Ahead, pp. 254-5

I am trying to cheer myself with envisioning Molly, Ann Richards, and Barbara Jordan having a raucous reunion and then getting back to business on another plane. The $AFTERLIFE will never be the same again.

I’m just sorry I won’t have more of her writing and humor to prod me along in the struggle.

Saint Molly of Austin, pray for us (and kick our butts into gear!).

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