The Suitcase Lady


November 6, 2012, 12:31 pm

Indulge me. This blog started six years ago as an antidote to the sadness of the Bush years. I promised to stay off political topics. But I can’t ignore the fact that this Tuesday is an election day. We will choose to continue our grand experiment in democracy or vote in an oligarchy. This is my once in four years political rant.

Whatever happens tonight, I have decided to spend the rest of my life being a Molly Ivins wannabe. Molly was the sharp witted Texas journalist who nicknamed our last Republican President “Shrub”.

I briefly considered being a Dixie Chick, but rejected that idea. They spoke the truth about the Iraq War. Everyone knows that the bearer of bad news is vilified or shot.

Molly attacked the establishment with her humor. It’s hard to hate someone when she’s got you doubled over with laughter.

Here are some choice Mollyisms:

“The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging.”

“Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel…it is vulgar.”

“I believe in practicing prudence once every two or three years.”

“I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.”

“You want moral leadership? Try the clergy. It’s their job.”

Don’t rest in peace, Molly. We need you more than ever.

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