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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:11 PM
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55. I have a high respect
for Elizabeth Edwards, having to face cancer and then infidelity all in the public eye. She was the embodiment of grace, humility and compassion.
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  -Just a simple request. Elizabeth Edwards requested that attacks on John be ceased saracat  Dec-11-10 12:34 PM   #0 
  - What made her so great? I don't know much about her.  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 12:36 PM   #1 
  - Your loss.  WilliamPitt   Dec-11-10 12:40 PM   #5 
  - I don't think her Wikipedia page is capturing the quality/aspect  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 02:27 PM   #33 
  - She was a DUer back in the days when that automatically conferred honor  tavalon   Dec-12-10 07:11 AM   #89 
     - I see. She was helpful to the community here. This makes perfect sense.  ZombieHorde   Dec-12-10 12:49 PM   #94 
        - We've lost many a really good DUer here and they are always accorded  tavalon   Dec-12-10 07:58 PM   #95 
  - And so she was a DUer?  mentalsolstice   Dec-12-10 10:51 PM   #101 
  - She was...  pamela   Dec-11-10 12:55 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-11-10 02:04 PM   #21 
  - Asking for information is insensitive? Interesting. Your anger is your punishment. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 02:11 PM   #23 
     - "What made her so great?" carries a negative, challenging tone, FYI.  WinkyDink   Dec-11-10 07:21 PM   #62 
        - I specifically stated I was not challenging people's admiration.  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 08:06 PM   #67 
           - Well. for one thing.... she would not be the kind of person...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-11-10 08:19 PM   #70 
           - There is a difference in tone between "What made her so great?" and "What made her great?"  WinkyDink   Dec-12-10 08:32 PM   #97 
  - Were you around in 2004?  Riley133   Dec-11-10 03:57 PM   #52 
  - No, I started lurking around 2006 or so. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 05:56 PM   #56 
     - That would explain it  tavalon   Dec-12-10 07:13 AM   #90 
  - "I am not trying to insult someone who had recently passed away."  BlueIris   Dec-11-10 09:39 PM   #74 
  - I am starting to suspect people are just fucking with me. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-11-10 09:50 PM   #77 
  - You've been here a while and know not of Elizabeth Edwards?  DainBramaged   Dec-12-10 08:25 PM   #96 
     - I think that is the second most hated reply I have made on DU. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-12-10 11:14 PM   #102 
  - i'm with you. k and r.  nashville_brook   Dec-11-10 12:37 PM   #2 
  - Yes, Same Here (nt)  Dinger   Dec-11-10 12:39 PM   #4 
  - it's the fool who plays it cool by making the world a little colder  John Q. Citizen   Dec-11-10 12:38 PM   #3 
  - +1 n/t  Whoa_Nelly   Dec-11-10 12:42 PM   #6 
  - Yes I will.  dkf   Dec-11-10 12:42 PM   #7 
  - Kick  pinto   Dec-11-10 12:43 PM   #8 
  - Gracious to the very end. We can all learn from her.  Brickbat   Dec-11-10 12:44 PM   #9 
  - No problem.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-11-10 12:46 PM   #10 
  - I don't think there have been any attacks on him here today.  cali   Dec-11-10 12:47 PM   #11 
  - Kicked. Definitely.  MonteLukast   Dec-11-10 12:48 PM   #12 
  - Elizabeth, among all of her many achievements and qualities, is a shinning example of how  Ninga   Dec-11-10 12:51 PM   #13 
  - K & R  Darth_Kitten   Dec-11-10 12:52 PM   #14 
  - Attacking John only hurts the children. Furthermore, I never  OHdem10   Dec-11-10 12:57 PM   #16 
  - There was plenty of disgust when Gingrich's actions were reported  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:17 PM   #27 
     - Sorry, but Newt's actions were far worse. He went to the friggin'  bushisanidiot   Dec-11-10 02:28 PM   #34 
        - And, contrary to what was written in the post to which you are responding, Newt's infidelity DID NOT  smokey nj   Dec-11-10 02:33 PM   #35 
        - There were many things that ended his Congressional career  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:42 PM   #40 
        - Of course he is  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:39 PM   #38 
        - C'mon, guys -- let it go. Stay with the spirit of the OP.  pacalo   Dec-11-10 06:38 PM   #58 
        - How so?  Kalyke   Dec-11-10 09:48 PM   #76 
        - You don't quite have your information correct, however,  tavalon   Dec-12-10 07:16 AM   #92 
  - People will say what they will  1badjedi   Dec-11-10 12:59 PM   #17 
  - I'm happy to honor her request.  Demoiselle   Dec-11-10 01:03 PM   #18 
  - I didn't realize they had traveled together to Japan...  hlthe2b   Dec-11-10 01:44 PM   #19 
  - I can tell that Elizabeth is a model for you, saracat. You show the same grace and peace.  bobbolink   Dec-11-10 01:58 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-11-10 02:06 PM   #22 
  - Edwards is no longer a Dem Politician, he is a private citizen  sabrina 1   Dec-11-10 02:14 PM   #26 
  - Nice catch  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:18 PM   #28 
  - What?!? And practice what we preach?!?!? Where's the fun in that?  apocalypsehow   Dec-11-10 03:59 PM   #53 
  - Subverting the topic at hand to satisfy petty grievances is tacky & rude.  pacalo   Dec-11-10 06:53 PM   #61 
  - You win the thread, Scurry. Too bad it's not one worth winning!  Number23   Dec-11-10 06:12 PM   #57 
  - ...  Scurrilous   Dec-11-10 08:30 PM   #72 
  - Oh my. Couldn't you have let that go, considering the topic?  pacalo   Dec-11-10 06:42 PM   #59 
  - That's not what she asked for.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-10 07:33 PM   #65 
  - self deleted because I did not completely read the OP  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:12 PM   #24 
  - I think she's just asking that people refrain from it today.  cali   Dec-11-10 02:14 PM   #25 
     - I don't get that from the OP  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:21 PM   #30 
        - "Can we just for today , in tribute to a very great lady, pay tribute by honoring those wishes?"  cali   Dec-11-10 02:26 PM   #32 
           - You're correct - I had missed that very obvious statement  karynnj   Dec-11-10 02:33 PM   #36 
  - Indeed.  Bluerthanblue   Dec-11-10 02:20 PM   #29 
  - k&r  uppityperson   Dec-11-10 02:24 PM   #31 
  - What, exactly, did John do to deserve everybody's scorn?  bomberman   Dec-11-10 02:37 PM   #37 
  - let's not do this here.  cali   Dec-11-10 02:40 PM   #39 
  - AREYOU JOKING? A child with a mistress, both of whom he DENIED, is "big whoop" to you? It should be  WinkyDink   Dec-11-10 07:23 PM   #63 
  - Big whoop?  Kalyke   Dec-11-10 09:51 PM   #78 
  - That wasn't why so many here were furious  tavalon   Dec-12-10 07:20 AM   #93 
  - I agree.  GentryDixon   Dec-11-10 02:44 PM   #41 
  - You are just inviting more biting comments about the man with this post.  JanMichael   Dec-11-10 03:08 PM   #42 
  - Funny thing, yours is one of the few biting comments that seemed to be "invited".  Bluebear   Dec-11-10 03:17 PM   #44 
     - ummm I didn't mention him  JanMichael   Dec-11-10 03:19 PM   #45 
     - You didnt mention who? Who is "the man", David Hasselhoff?  Bluebear   Dec-11-10 03:20 PM   #47 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-11-10 03:53 PM   #51 
     - !!!!  bobbolink   Dec-11-10 03:19 PM   #46 
  - K&R  SammyWinstonJack   Dec-11-10 03:10 PM   #43 
  - The decent thing is not to attack now  Still a Democrat   Dec-11-10 03:26 PM   #48 
  - kick and recommended  SmileyRose   Dec-11-10 03:44 PM   #49 
  - Are you kidding? A Democrat DUers can look down their nose at and claim morality?  RB TexLa   Dec-11-10 03:51 PM   #50 
  - A good request from  tomg   Dec-11-10 04:05 PM   #54 
  - I have a high respect  felix_numinous   Dec-11-10 04:11 PM   #55 
  - I've spoken both positively and negatively of the man. Today I offer only my condolences.  JVS   Dec-11-10 06:45 PM   #60 
  - I am sure some will never do that  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-11-10 07:24 PM   #64 
  - I, uh... don't think that was HER decision at all.  Kalyke   Dec-11-10 09:54 PM   #79 
     - Yes and still no place for you or I to get our noses into  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-11-10 11:52 PM   #82 
  - It was always about the ideas and the words for me.  asdjrocky   Dec-11-10 07:38 PM   #66 
  - With all due respect to Elizabeth, no one ever talks about  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-11-10 08:16 PM   #68 
  - Amen to that, and good for her!  Time for change   Dec-11-10 08:16 PM   #69 
  - I have no problem with that. However......  Haole Girl   Dec-11-10 08:21 PM   #71 
  - Thank you.  Duppers   Dec-11-10 09:19 PM   #73 
  - While I could only hope to respect her wishes (are they hers? There is no link.),  Kalyke   Dec-11-10 09:45 PM   #75 
  - k&r; thank you, saracat.  spooky3   Dec-11-10 10:07 PM   #80 
  - Deleted message  JanMichael   Dec-11-10 10:19 PM   #81 
  - Poor you.  Bluebear   Dec-12-10 12:13 AM   #84 
  - John did many good things, before he screwed up.  Liberty Belle   Dec-12-10 12:10 AM   #83 
  - The best way to ensure no attacks, is for all to agree not to ever mention John Edwards again on DU  andym   Dec-12-10 01:17 AM   #85 
  - Time's up.  Major Hogwash   Dec-12-10 01:24 AM   #86 
  - K & R Very sad for the whole family and for us. She will be missed. nt  laughingliberal   Dec-12-10 01:43 AM   #87 
  - I think he fooled her unto the end, only for his own purposes.  Maru Kitteh   Dec-12-10 03:23 AM   #88 
  - I had completely forgotten about John.  mwb970   Dec-12-10 07:13 AM   #91 
  - Oh puhleeze!  mentalsolstice   Dec-12-10 10:23 PM   #98 
  - K&R  DeadEyeDyck   Dec-12-10 10:24 PM   #99 
  - People who want privacy should not choose to live very public lives. n/t  tuckessee   Dec-12-10 10:36 PM   #100 
 

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