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Molly Ivins Channels One More Column

15 August 2011 at 11:48:13 AM

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From Rick Dunham, Houston Chronicle: Since the last presidential campaign, America lost two of its most famous columnists: liberal Texas icon Molly Ivins and conservative Washington icon Bob Novak, the self-described Prince of Darkness. Molly was a colleague of mine at the Dallas Times Herald and Bob starred in a video that played at my National Press Club presidential inauguration. In their honor, I am writing columns trying to imitate their voices as they analyze the presidential candidacy of Rick Perry. First, Molly:

I gave you fair warning. After Shrub became president in 2001, I wrote: Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.

Beloveds, it’s time to pay attention.

Seems that Governor Goodhair himself, James Richard Perry of Paint Creek, Texas, got a call from God telling him to run for president in 2012. Now I’m a bit surprised by Goodhair’s affirmative response. I’d always thought he didn’t want to be president of anything but the Republic of Texas, bless his secessionist heart. I mean, here’s a guy who thinks that foreign policy is dealing with New Mexico.

The guy’s not the brightest bulb on the scoreboard. Just look at his A&M grades. I can understand that “F” in Organic Chemistry, but a “D” in “Feeds and Feeding” and “Principles of Economics”?

My friends, you can’t make this stuff up. Texas’ own Paul Begala said it best when he told the Houston Chronicle’s Rick Dunham that The Coiffure is the perfect candidate for Republicans who think that George W. Bush was too cerebral.

Jon Stewart once said this about Glenn Beck, but he could just has easily been talking about Governor Goodhair. “Finally,” said Stewart, “a guy who says what people who aren’t thinking are thinking.”

Molly's beloved Observer featured a tribute issue.

That’s not necessarily a liability in a Republican primary, I know. But it is a dangerous situation for a nation looking for simple answers to our complex economic problems.

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