Saddest Story o’ the Day (Elizabeth Edwards Edition)

From Politico’s Morning Score:

ELIZABETH EDWARDS still does not have a grave stone. Only a tiny card printed with her name and a bouquet of purple flowers marks where she’s been laid to rest at a Raleigh cemetery.

The story originally appeared in the Charlotte Observer:

Cemetery visitors seek grave of Elizabeth Edwards

RALEIGH Rarely does a week pass that a visitor doesn’t walk into the small office of Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery seeking directions to Elizabeth Edwards’ grave.

The deceased wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is still beloved by those who find inspiration and solace in her books, which recount her long struggle against cancer, anguish from the loss of a child and disappointment with her husband’s infidelity.

But more than 18 months after her death, visitors have also noticed Edwards’ grave is not yet marked with a stone. Her plot, snuggled next to the one where her son Wade Edwards was laid to rest in 1996, features only a tiny card printed with her name and a bouquet of purple flowers.

Cindy Rose took a guided Segway tour through Oakwood with her husband Thursday to celebrate the couple’s ninth wedding anniversary. “Knowing what she went through, it seems kind of sad there’s nothing there in remembrance of who she was,” said Rose, 30, of Holly Springs. “You kind of have to wonder why she hasn’t been taken care of.”

Why? Because John Edwards is a world-class shmuck.

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1 Response to Saddest Story o’ the Day (Elizabeth Edwards Edition)

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    I suspect that the shmucks wouldn’t have him either.

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