You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 21, 2010 - Political Science - 288 pages
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In her long-awaited new collection, the Colt Peacekeeper of American political
humor draws a bead on targets that range from the Libido-in-Chief to Newt
Gingrich, campaign funny-money to the legislative lunacy of her native Texas--and
hits a bull's-eye every time.

Whether she's writing about Bill Clinton ("The Rodney Dangerfield of
presidents"), Bob Dole ("Dole contributed perhaps the funniest line of the year
with his immortal observation that tobacco is not addictive but that too much
milk might be bad for us.  The check from the dairy lobby must have been late
that week"), or cultural trends ("I saw a restaurant in Seattle that specialized
in latte and barbecue.  Barbecue and latte.  I came home immediately"), Molly
takes on the issues of the day with her trademark good sense and inimitable wit.


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Molly Ivins, boy do I miss you. But this collection of your essays is a small reminder of your biting wit and spot on analysis of the absurdity of American and Texas politics. If you haven't read Molly, you don't know Texas! Or The Shrub. Read full review

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Contents

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Be Kind JmOUJ
6
Folks Arent Really Good at Heart? Im Not Giving Up vone
14
Somebody Ought to Tell What Welfare Reform Will Do
20
Will Aerospace Companies Make Off with Santas Sack?
26
How Do Corporations Fit into Americas Public Life?
32
To Observe and Protect
38
Tolerance Is Not a Dirty Word
44
Nobody Gets Cut Any Slack for Their Political Passion
47
Training Dole to Smile
121
This Was the Campaign That Was
129
Stand by America Newt Alert
139
No Shit Sherlock Why the Government Shut Down
145
Fragrant Its Not
153
In a GOP NeverNever Land
160
Welfare for Politiciansbets IIave Reform on That
166
The Only Prez Weve Got Should Stand and Fight
172

No Way O _ Ends Up Having to Take That Final Walk
53
We Were WrongThis Time Hes Right
59
Sex Death and Media Ethics
65
Wasting Perfectly Good Anger
71
Heres to a Nation Undeterred by Reality
77
Look Out News Fans Here Comes August
83
The Pea and the Shell
89
Sausage Streets ZoningOnly in Chicago
95
Hope It Doesnt Get Messed Up
102
Do Whut? Ooops
109
The Challenge Now Is to Avoid Being Splattered
115
Dont Think So
179
Some Kind of Christian
185
Impersonating the Lord
191
Its Been a Quiet Month at the Capitol
197
The Perils of Paulines Legal Aid in South Texas
203
Sic Transit Gloria Annie
210
The Death of a Beauty Queen
221
The Person Who Kept the Texas Observer Running
227
Queen of the Muckrakers
234
The Good Mother Who Put a Shoe in the Icebox
242
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Molly Ivins lives in Austin, Texas.


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