“Have A Good Time While You’re Fighting For Freedom” – Remembering Molly Ivins

This video of Molly Ivins, the acerbic Texas writer who died yesterday after a long fight with breast cancer, comes courtesy of commenter Rheinhard at Tbogg.

Ivins was no revolutionary but one of those rock-solid beacons of sensible humanity that allow us non-USanians to still have some faith in the basic decency of the majority of the American people, despite the actions of their government. She was also very funny, but never needed to resort to the teenage-girl bitchery and attention-seeking fake outrage of so many of her latter-day imitators.

She’ll be missed by a lot of people.