RIP, Elizabeth Edwards
Once, long ago, Elizabeth Edwards was a member of this site. It was right after the 2004 campaign. We corresponded briefly, mostly so that she could assure me that it really was her. She was a gracious woman who took my fangirl-ing in stride.
She died today. She was only 61, and leaves still-young children behind. (The less said about her ass of a husband, the better.)
Ms Edwards was a true inspiration to me. She was everything an American woman should be: smart, brave, independent, caring, gracious. SHE should have been the Senator, not him.
This country has lost a great woman, not least because we never got the full benefit of her. Godspeed, Elizabeth.