Today is the birthday of Molly Ivins, who once said:
"I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives."
Regardless of your stance on gun rights, you have to admit that is funny. Knives, one must also admit regardless of the stance of gun rights, are somewhat impractical for hunting larger animals.
Of Bill Clinton she wrote—"If left to my own devices, I'd spend all my time pointing out that he's weaker than bus-station chili. But the man is so constantly subjected to such hideous and unfair abuse that I wind up standing up for him on the general principle that some fairness should be applied. Besides, no one but a fool or a Republican ever took him for a liberal."
Of George W. Bush she said— "The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the Unites states, please, pay attention."
Molly died in 2007 of breast cancer. She was 62.