Elizabeth Edwards loses battle with cancer at age 61

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  1. maxcok

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    It's a sad day indeed. Elizabeth was a remarkable woman who demonstrated strength, resiliency and grace under pressure. A savvy political adviser to her husband John, she was very influential in moving him toward his more compassionate populist positions. She lived her life to the fullest and was an inspiration to many.

    This message was posted on her Facebook page yesterday:
    “I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces — my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope."

    "The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."
    Rest in peace, Elizabeth.


     
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    I can't believe how soon she died after ending her treatment. R.I.P.
     
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    Sad loss. She was a class act.
     
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    Really sad, really shocking. R.I.P.
     
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    I have a good friend and ex-employer who is very active in NC politics (albeit on the conservative side). She called out John Edwards as a fraud and phony but was genuinely impressed by Elizabeth, despite total contrasts in philosophies. Elizabeth had the depth of knowledge and cunning to have been the actual politician in the family.

    In an obit posted in The Atlantic, James Fallows concurs with my friend's assessment:

     
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    Peace be with her family. Mother's really are the cornerstones of our families and having lost mine 5 years ago, my heart goes out to her children.
     
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    Elizabeth Edwards was laid to rest today in Raleigh, North Carolina.



    "She has been a light house to all of us. She's always been that source of light to us. Every lesson she has taught us has become part of our ethic," said Edwards' eldest daughter, Cate, in a eulogy to her mother.







    In a sad, disgraceful footnote, five members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest.
    They were surrounded by 150 loving souls creating a buffer zone and singing Christmas carols.
     
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