Sad, though, to have ended her long, legendary years as gadfly of the White House press room in this way. She was, as they say, an institution in herself, and was privileged to have been a close witness to some of the major historical events of the latter part of the 20th century. And not only a witness, but one with the opportunity to participate in those events with her sharp questions. It was a special privilege to have been in a position to hold so many presidents' feet to the fire.
So I wish her well. I send compassionate thoughts her way, and trust that she may be granted that other, deeper privilege we all so much desire: the ability to take care of herself with ease and dignity in her final years.