Skip to comments.Molly Ivins cancer 'back with a vengeance'
Posted on 01/27/2007 4:43:33 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope
AUSTIN - Nationally syndicated columnist Molly Ivins has been hospitalized in her recurring battle with breast cancer.
"I think she's tough as a metal boot," her brother, Andy Ivins, said Friday after a visit with her at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
Andy Ivins said his sister was admitted to Seton on Thursday. She spent Friday morning with longtime colleagues and friends, and was "sleeping peacefully" when he arrived later in the day.
A self-described leftist agitator, Ivins, 62, completed a round of radiation treatment in August, but the cancer "came back with a vengeance," and has spread through her body, Andy Ivins said.
Ivins' columns, which she infuses with passion and wit, appear in more than 300 newspapers around the country. She's written six books, four of which were best sellers.
They included Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America, which she wrote with longtime friend Lou Dubose; and Who Let the Dogs In? Incredible Political Animals I Have Known.
Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. A year later, she described her treatment with characteristic wit: "First they poison you; then they mutilate you; then they burn you. I've had more fun."
She received her third diagnosis a year ago; despite her illness, she's managed to crank out her columns.
In a piece earlier this month, she wrote that she was starting a newspaper crusade to end the war in Iraq.
"Raise hell," she urged readers. "Think of something ridiculous to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. ... We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, 'Stop it, now!' "
I wish her the best and hope for no suffering.
I prefer my grandmothers version: "When you can't say anything nice about someone, come sit beside me."
Molly Ivens would not hesitate to say the same about you, and for sure George Bush.
I hope she gets well, or at least suffers as little as possible. That's not a scourge I'd wish on any woman or man.
This Bush supporter sends you good wishes you would never send me, Molly, and I mean them sincerely. Be well.
She might try asking Pres. Bush's forgiveness at this point, but she's not that kind of a person.
My sister went through this. She was young though, not Ivins's age. It was frightening for her as it spread. It was horrible. Damn. Well, we won't be reading any more Ivins columns. A peaceful passing, you rotten leftist.
I don't care for her thoughts as it relates to politics. I however feel sorry for her and wish her the best with her fight against cancer.
The world will be a better place without this left-wing
bit-h. Good riddance, says I. I can think of thousands of left-wingers I'd like to see suffer exactly the same fate.
Now I'll sit back and wait for the screams of protest and condemnation from all you wishy-washy middle-of-the-roaders.
At least she was cute when she was a puppy.
"She might try asking Pres. Bush's forgiveness at this point, but she's not that kind of a person."
Forget Bush, she better ask God for forgiveness! Looks like she doesn't have a lot of time left to do so...
Maybe it's the hatred that has inhabited her soul that is causing the cancer to kill her body.
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