As you probably know, Elizabeth Edwards, estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, lost her six year battle with cancer today. My understanding is that she was home. Only yesterday they reported that no additional treatments would help, and talked like she had weeks to live. I guess it was worse than expected.
Elizabeth Edwards was a class act all the way around. I voted for her husband, and a huge part of the reason for that was that I can’t imagine a greater First Lady for this country than Mrs. Edwards. I’m sorry her husband turned out to be just another scumbag politician.
This video is from her speaking at an HRC Dinner in San Fransico in 2007, I believe.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-W44rayGAc]
Ms. Edwards’ can speak for herself with her last Facebook posting, just a couple of days ago. “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. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.”
I wish the best for her family during a difficult time, and this country lost a bright light.