RIP Geraldine Ferraro

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    Breaking news: Geraldine Ferraro has passed away.

    I disagreed with much of her outlook, but do recognize her as breaking ground for women in the public arena.

    RIP Gerry.


    Geraldine A. Ferraro, who earned a place in history in 1984 as the first woman to run on a major party national ticket, has died, her family said Saturday. She was 75-years-old.

    Ferraro, who was born in Newburgh, New York, passed away today at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones, a statement from her family read.

    The cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for twelve years.


    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Geraldine-Ferraro-Dead-at-75-118706824.html
     
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    Oh wow I hadn't heard this. Bummer.
     
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    Aww, another thoroughbred dies. Rest in peace Mrs. Ferraro. I admired your lifetime of hard work and how you always followed your heart.
     
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    She was a feisty woman and a great politician

    Sad to see her go
     
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    Dreadnaught1968 Oh crap!

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    Sad to hear. While I disagreed with her politically, I actually enjoyed listening to her.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    One female politician down.... A whole lot to go.

    Absolutely no sympathy from me.
     
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    Loved her campaign with Mondale. She was very smart and always, always knew just how to respond.

    RIP, Ferraro. What a gal.
     
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    She made history even if it was as more than likely a stunt in one of the worst Presidential campaigns in history.
    Liz Taylor, Ferraro.....my money is on Charlie Sheen right now as #3 in the celebrity death trifecta.
     
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor says she's next, but then she said that before Ms. Ferraro passed away.

    RIP Ms. Ferraro.

    Immie
     
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    yes, RIP.
     

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