The Awesome Woman of the Day is Molly Ivins. She died in 2007 and the world of political snark hasn't been the same. She took on the powerful and the elite on behalf of the powerless and down trodden. She named her dog 'Shit'. She got fired for referring to a chicken processing plant as a "gang-pluck". She was a liberal in Texas, y'all. If that doesn't say something about her spine I don't know what will. I loved Molly Ivins, and I recommend her books to anyone who 1) wants to laugh til they cry or 2) read about political shenanigans til they cry or 3) both.