1. I never read anything Molly Ivins wrote that wasn't mean, stupid, or deceptive (usually two of three and often all three of three) and delivered in a folksy wrapper of smarm .If you want to read something nice about her you can read the article linked in this post's title. All her 'newsy' friends loved her from the sound of things, and Travis County will probably put up a freakin' monument (Please - not near Stevie Ray!).
2. She was cranking out the crap almost until the day she died
For the record, I'm NOT saying I'm elated or even 'sort of pleased' that she's gone: the feeling is more like having your chronic coccydynia suddenly get better.