TV News LIES

Friday, Feb 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Must-Reads: The Late, Great Molly Ivins on Rick Perry

Must-Reads: The Late, Great Molly Ivins on Rick Perry

E-mail Print PDF

Molly IvinsAs Texas Gov. Rick Perry embarks on his Obama-bashing, evangelical-courting, tea party-outdoing campaign for the presidency, we miss Molly Ivins more than ever.

The late and celebrated liberal columnist was known as a writer of sparkling political commentary infused with a trenchant wit and copious shots of zero-bullshit humor. She was the consummate Texan, a ferocious populist critic of the American right wing, and a sorely missed Mother Jones contributor. Here's the C-SPAN footage of Ivins speaking at a Mother Jones fundraising event in 1992:

Ivins also had a special place in her heart for delivering blistering, bold critiques of Perry's track record as a governor, a poor thinker, and an even worse obfuscator. She was, after all, the writer who bestowed upon Perry the nicknames "The Coiffure" and "Governor Goodhair."

Here are a few highlights of Ivins tearing apart Perry's stances on the death penalty, creationism, and taking dirty money from Enron.

"Shrub Flubs His Dub"—The Nation, June 18, 2001

In this Nation article from the advent of the Bush years, Molly Ivins makes one of her first observations of just how damn good Rick Perry's hairdo is:

Bush was replaced by his exceedingly Lite Guv Rick Perry, who has really good hair. Governor Goodhair, or the Ken Doll (see, all Texans use nicknames—it's not that odd), is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But the chair of a major House committee says, "Goodhair is much more engaged as governor than Bush was." As the refrain of the country song goes, "O Please, Dear God, Not Another One."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Muslim White House staffer quits, slamming Trump’s travel ban

Muslim White House staffer quitsIn 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and...

Trump lawyer pushed pro-Russia deal for Ukraine, politician claims

Micheal Cohen, Trump lawyerThe setting was a Manhattan restaurant, and after 25 minutes what allegedly emerged was a pro-Russian...

US private prison program rebooted by Trump administration

US private prison program rebootedThe Trump administration has scrapped Barack Obama’s program of ending the justice department’s use of private...

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Thrown Out of CPAC

Richard SpencerRichard Spencer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist provocateur, was reportedly thrown out of the Conservative Political...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!