News just came that Molly Ivins has passed away. While I was shocked in seeing the headline, turns out she's had cancer for some time.
I will miss Ivins' incredible ability to distill complex evil into its most basic elements.
One of my favorite examples is this opening from an article lambasting the Bush-Cheney energy policies.
As a general rule about Bush & Co., the more closely a policy is associated with Dick Cheney, the worse it is. Which brings us to energy policy - remember his secret task force? In the long history of monumentally bad ideas, the Cheney policy is a standout for reasons of both omission and commission. Dumb, dumber and dumbest.
We will miss you Molly.