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Keith Olbermann Wins AAN’s 1st Molly Ivins Award

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) has announced  the finalists in this year’s AltWeekly Awards.  (No, I’m not one of the finalists, but I’m proud to say that I was one of the judges … in the political columnist category.)

The AAN has also announced that MSNBC news anchor Keith Olbermann is the winner of its first annual Molly Ivins Award. In accepting the honor, Olbermann said, “I’m utterly honored, largely because I’d still like to be Molly Ivins when I grow up.”

Congratulations to all the finalists and to the wonderful Keith Olbermann.  What a great choice!  I’m betting that the late, great Molly Ivins would approve.


And now some links, for your (and viewing) pleasure:
* Carnival of the Liberals
* Worldwide Opinions
* Carnival Of Commentary
* Carnival of the Vanities [tags]Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, AAN, Keith Olbermann, Molly Ivins[/tags]

Ode to the Great Molly Ivins

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Alas, the magnificent Molly Ivins has died.  To call her a great wit and outstanding journalist would be an understatement.  She has always been an inspiration to me and to every other liberal I know who tries to write political satire.

Back when George Dubya Bush was Governor of Texas, way before anyone else had a clue as to Bush’s many failings and failures, Ms. Ivins was exposing them, both in her columns and in a short, but informative, book entitled Shrub.  

Ivins had countless fans, of course, but it’s clear that not enough people were paying attention to her Bush coverage.  For had they heeded her warnings, George W. Bush would never have been able to (with the help of the U.S. Supreme Court) steal Election 2000.

I’m going to end this with a limerick, although I suppose some people might disapprove.  I’d like to think Ms. Ivins would chuckle at the idea of a limerick obit, for nobody had a greater sense of humor than Molly Ivins.

Ode To Molly Ivins
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Who started the anti-Bush club?
Molly Ivins, the author of Shrub.
She alone had Dub’s number.
She warned he’d encumber
Our nation as President Dub.