2/01/2007

Molly Ivins Dies After Long Battle With Cancer


"AUSTIN, Texas Feb 1, 2007 (AP)— Witty best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, a Texas liberal who died after a long battle with breast cancer, left legions of admirers, even among the politicians she regularly skewered.

President Bush, referred to as "Shrub" in Ivins' writings, said in a statement issued after her death Wednesday evening that Ivins was a Texas original who was loved by her readers and many friends. "

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