Molly Ivins, a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, began her career in journalism as the complaint department of the "Houston Chronicle." She then went on to work for "The Texas Observer," as co-editor, and "The New York Times," as a political reporter and later as Rocky Mountain bureau chief. In 1982, she returned to Texas. Her column was syndicated in more than three hundred newspapers, and her freelance work appeared in "Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Harper s," and other publications. Her first book, "Molly Ivins Can t Say That, Can She?," spent more than a year on the "New York Time"s bestseller list. Her books with Lou Dubose on George W. Bush, "Shrub" and "Bushwhacked," were also" New York Times" bestsellers. Molly Ivins died in January 2007. Lou Dubose has written about Texas and national politics for thirty years. He was editor of "The Texas Observer" and politics editor for "The Austin Chronicle," and he currently edits "The Washington Spectator." He was co-author (with Molly Ivins) of "Shrub" and "Bushwhacked." In 2003 he wrote (with" Texas Monthly "writer Jan Reid) "The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress." In 2006 he wrote (with "Texas Observer" editor Jake Bernstein) "Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency." "From the Hardcover edition.""