Molly Ivins Can't Say That Can She Author:Molly Ivins In my youth, I aspired to be a great journalist. George Orwell, Albert Camus, and I.F. Stone were my heroes. Great writers and intellectuals who helped illuminate their times. But look, God gave those guys fascism, communism, colonialism and McCarthyism to struggle against. All I got was Lubbock. It's not my fault.... — Twenty-five years of ... more »reporting on the place and I still can't account for that lunatic quality of exaggeration, of being slightly larger than life, in a pie-eyed way, that afflicts the entire state. I just know it is there, and I'd be lying if I tried to pretend it isn't.
Being used to it has advantages, Expecting things to make no sense gave me a great leg up during the Regan years. As for George Bush of Kennebunkport, Maine - personally I think he's further evidence that the Great Scriptwriter in the Sky has an overdeveloped sense of irony.« less