I adored Molly Ivins. If you didn't know her, she was a liberal journalist and columnist from Texas, with a strong sense of justice and a wonderful appreciation of the absurd. Here is a collection of quotes from her, but I strongly recommend you get hold of some of her books to get a real sense of her. Here are a couple that struck me:
"I still believe in Hope - mostly because there's no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas."
"The United States of America is still run by its citizens. The government works for us. Rank imperialism and warmongering are not American traditions or values. We do not need to dominate the world. We want and need to work with other nations. We want to find solutions other than killing people. Not in our name, not with our money, not with our children's blood."
"I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point -- race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything."