Molly Ivins was a syndicated newspaper columnist, co-author of Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush (Random House) and Bushwhacked (Random House).
An excerpt from the new eBook, Molly Ivins: Letters to The Nation.
Jack Gordon, "the unabashedly liberal conscience of Florida's State
Senate," was chosen majority leader at a time when his politics should have made
him an anathema. His fight against discrimination and his involvement in state politics helped
many powerless Floridians.
SHIITES, SUNNIS & IVINS
They're back now, but Texas's few living elected Democrats, who fled to
Oklahoma pursued by minions of the law, are said to remain unrepentant.
The proximate cause was a redistricting map, but
Oh, sure, blame it on Texas. It's all our fault Jim Jeffords walked. Many, many people in Washington are assuming "the Texans" in the White House are responsible for this massive screw-up. Whereas everybody in political Austin assumes it. It's often hard to discern the difference between Texas Tough and Texas Stupid.