Because I miss her, I wish I’d learned of her work years earlier than I did, and because Molly Ivins’s insights in 2004 are still more relevant than what most commentators who are actually alive have to say.

(Video is about half prepared talk, half Q&A, and filled with both the brilliantly funny and the stunningly prescient.  Her comments about how the internet will change the political system speak directly to the events of the 2008 election.)