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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's grandmother died of cancer, he said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.

    "It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer," Obama said in a joint statement with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. "She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility."

    Dunham helped raise Obama from the age of 10 while his mother was working in Indonesia, and Obama took an emotional 22-hour trip to Hawaii to visit her on October 23 and 24.

    (Reporting by John Whitesides; editing by David Alexander)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...081103?sp=true
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    ..and we are supposed to care...why?
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    I feel for him. I really do. It's hard to lose a grandparent. If he didn't do all he could have for her, it'll eat him up.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    I feel for him. I really do. It's hard to lose a grandparent. If he didn't do all he could have for her, it'll eat him up.
    He took a few days off in the final strech of a presidential election to with here. IIRC he was accused of going there to fix the whole birth certificate thing and granny wasn't sick at all...
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    Welp - at least the poor woman is at rest now and he no longer has to worry about her racism anymore.

    Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOldLady View Post
    I thought Granny was supposedly on her death bed and probably wouldn't make it until election day.
    You sure knew better than everyone else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    ..and we are supposed to care...why?
    What an asshole.:mad:
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    What an asshole.:mad:
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    Obama is there to make sure his records never see the light of day.
    Seriously. Apologies are in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Seriously. Apologies are in order.
    LOL. Who is he supposed to apologize to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    LOL. Who is he supposed to apologize to?
    Idiots inferring that she wasn't really ill and it was all front for something else. You guys are fucking pathetic...
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