Saturday, February 03, 2007

Molly Ivins 1944-2007

I honestly don't know if I ever read any of her columns, but I like this quote:

The trouble with blaming powerless people is that although it's not nearly as scary as blaming the powerful, it does miss the point.


cowboyangel said...

Molly Ivins and Ann Richards represented, in my mind at least, a certain kind of Texas woman: Intelligent, funny, classy, strong (probably from growing up on a farm) and down-to-earth. Genuine Texas ladies. For some reason, they both remind me of my great aunt, as well as some other older women I knew when I was growing up. Their likes are disappearing.

Jeff said...

Hi William,

I've run into some of those tough Texas women in my dealings for the company I work for (and you know who they are). There was one in particular when I just started out... Barbara Jean... Sweet and full of all those genteel southern manners, but tough as a crocodile when she needed to be.

Actually, I've seen a lot of funny interactions between Texas managers and folks up here. The tough Texas style doesn't always play well up here because Texans and New Englanders both have a tendency to think that they already know everything.