Wednesday, January 25, 2006
WOJ: Ivins wins Wings of Justice Award for zapping Hillary - Jan. 25
from Wings of Justice
Molly Ivins, right, has been around so long that she remembers writing about populist Democrats winning in Texas. If anyone deserves to by cynical about the GOP Texas thugs who have taken over America, it's Molly.
But when we interviewed Molly Ivins for BuzzFlash awhile back, we were struck by how thoughtful she was in her critique of the Lone Star Republican mafia. She's a progressive journalist, but she's still an old-fashioned one, who isn't going to exaggerate or be disingenuous for her paycheck.
Besides, Molly would be the first to tell you that when you are a columnist covering politics in Texas, you don't have to make anything up. It's over the top already.
That's why a piece she wrote last week caused a sensation. Molly, who has seen everything, finally became mad as hell and wasn't going to take it anymore.
This is part of what she wrote: "I'd like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president. Enough. Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation.... Do not sit there cowering and pretending the only way to win is as Republican-lite. If the Washington-based party can't get up and fight, we'll find someone who can."
Ivins was nominated by a BuzzFlash reader for "speaking the truth to the Democratic Party. She shines a light on the lack of leadership and courage within the Dems in Washington!"
All we can say is "Amen!" Molly, thanks for reminding us what it means to be a Democrat.
Nominated by Tracy Foster of West Hills, California.
Source: Wings of Justice.
Submitted byDave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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