In her final syndicated column, Molly Ivins, who died yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer, wrote as follows:
"We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous."
I only saw her in person once. I'm glad I had the opportunity. She was special, the only populist whose books I could give to my conservative mother and know they would make a dent. We'll miss her.