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February 1, 2007 | 5 Comments

Molly Ivins
Enlivens us all.
She was tossed in—
To Austin
But could thrive in
St. Paul.
If you're arrivin' —
Whenever you're due—
Give me a call
Soon as you're here.
I'll find a drive-in
That serves barbecue
And Lone Star beer.

Two-thousand seven
She's flown up to heaven
And is giving St. Peter
(Who came out to meet her)
A piece of her mind.
We miss you, old girl,
It's a poorer world
You've left behind.

She was one of the great newspaper columnists of all time and we were proud to have her on our show in Austin last year where, even though terribly ill, she brought down the house. Her regal presence and her brilliant wit that day will be long remembered. She was firing on all eight cylinders.

The Texas Observer's Memorial to Molly Ivins


5 Comments


Molly wrote, "We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. Every single day every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. We need people in the streets banging pots and pans and demanding, 'Stop it now!' "

I'll do my best Molly.


By golly we will surely miss you Molly!
Have a laugh and tell Ann Richards hello from the rest of us down here!


This was the first joke show where I found myself trying to remember your salute to Molly Ivins rather than a joke to relay to a friend. I hope that you will post your lyrics memorializing Molly so we may share them with others who are celebrating her life and grieving her death.


Your words of Miss Molly Irvin were so well said. She was a favorite of ours here and I always wanted to see her go face to face with that gumball or any of his high falutin' good olde boys. Molly would mop the floor with them all. God bless you Molly, wherever you are.

As for you, Young Mr. Kellior, I want you to know I know of a four year old that throws a fit if she can't hear your show. Keep doing a heck of a job. Your movie was terrific.


I heard an allusion on a show broadcast tonight to a Molly-Ivins "song." I think that A PHC should sponsor a Molly-Ivins joke contest and a Molly-Ivins ballad contest during the election year of 2008. It may be our only hope.

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