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The Wit and Wisdom of Molly Ivins


Also contributing to the political festivities of late is that peerless, fearless commie-hater Charlie Wilson of Lufkin. When folks started calling from around the state, and indeed the nation, a month or so back saying, “My God, do you realize there’s a Texas Congressman over in Afghanistan, killing Russians? And he’s wearing black monogrammed cowboy boots, and he’s got a former Miss World with him?”—I, of course, replied, “Must be Charlie Wilson.’’ What else can you say at a time like that?

It’s possible to get used to Charlie. He has a certain charm. When I called him to verify some of the more bloodthirsty quotations attributed to him in The Houston Post’s account of his latest trip to the Afghanistan border, the first thing he said was, “The only thing those !@#$ understand is hot lead and cold steel.” I was especially pleased that he took his lady friend, Annelise Ilschenko, a former Miss World [sign in to see URL]., along on the Afghan jaunt. According to The Post, she is a “dark-haired and sloe-eyed beauty,” and you hardly ever find a good case of sloe-eyed beauty in the newspapers anymore. The Post said, “[She] went everywhere with Wilson, not even flinching as she sank her high-heeled white leather boots into the thick brown ooze [of] Darra’s main street.” No sacrifice is too great when you’re fighting for freedom


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What a smart and delightful wit she was. One of my favorite Ivinsisms is what she had to say about her home state of Texas. From memory: Of course I love my state, but it is a perversion I share only with family and close friends.

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