And so it ends

I find it hard to add anything to this:

Damn you, John Edwards. Seriously, you had to go and father a child with someone else while your wife was going through this, after the loss of your older son? You seriously must have no conscience.

Or, for that matter, to this, from Elizabeth’s Facebook page:

The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

Further treatment, say her doctors, would be “unproductive.”


  1. McGehee »

    7 December 2010 · 9:35 am

    What people do in life is one thing, but any soul is worth praying for.

  2. RobbieC »

    7 December 2010 · 10:44 am

    Agreed, McGehee.

    Never felt strongly about Ms. Edwards one way or the other, but there is no way not to feel deep sympathy for her in her final moments, and to hurt for her and those who love her.

    John, on the other hand, I hope rots in hell.

  3. Laura »

    7 December 2010 · 10:50 am

    I want to write something poetic and deep if I’m ever given my final notice from the doctors, but I bet it will just be something like “Fuck ya’ll, I’m outta here.”

  4. zigzag »

    7 December 2010 · 12:26 pm

    There is a deep compulsion towards life when there is the shadow of impending death. Often, a new child will be conceived, by good means or not. All of us exist through the unbroken chain of life. If we could go back and know what circumstances led to each generation, it would be shocking to our ideals and sensibilities. In my own family, about 6 generations ago, a lady was engaged and the man was building a farmhouse for them. As the house was finished, her ldaughter became the fiancee and thereby my great-g-g-grandmother ! Scandalous ! But how can I criticize my path to existence, to life ? Without dubious births there would be no Sophia Loren, no Jean Genet.

  5. Tom »

    7 December 2010 · 12:39 pm

    The line to dance on John Edwards’ grave is forming right now.

  6. McGehee »

    7 December 2010 · 3:33 pm

    The line to dance on John Edwards’ grave is forming right now.

    ‘Tis only a pity Elizabeth won’t be able to go first.

  7. CGHill »

    7 December 2010 · 3:52 pm

    And now she’s gone.

  8. McGehee »

    7 December 2010 · 4:20 pm

    Looking again at my last comment, I want to clarify: she won’t be able to go first WITH THE DANCING.

  9. Teresa »

    7 December 2010 · 4:50 pm

    When the whole huge mess finally became public, I was appalled to see a blogger I rather respected try to explain how it was possible that poor ole Johnny boy was just overwhelmed by the entire cancer thing and was looking for some comfort… yeah right. I haven’t read him since and I don’t click links to his site. I also feel sorry for his wife if she ever get sick… but if she read his post, at least she knows what she can expect.

    RIP Elizabeth. I’m sorry it was you and not that lying jerk of a husband you ended up with.

  10. Kay Dennison »

    7 December 2010 · 8:53 pm

    Elizabeth, may you be at peace and in the arms of a gracious and loving God.

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