November 03, 2008
Condolences To Barack Obama & Family
Barack Obama's grandmother has passed away in Hawaii. One day before the election.
Via CNN:Sen. Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died following a bout with cancer, Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, said Monday.My sincere condolences. This won't affect how I vote, but still its sad she was not able to make the next few days.
She was 86.
"She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility," their statement said.
Dunham passed away peacefully at her home shortly before midnight Sunday night (5 a.m. ET), campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told CNN. She said Obama learned of her death around 8 a.m.
Also Dick Durbin's daughter died over the weekend. Condolences to him as well and it will be the only time I type his first name properly.