Seemingly a good woman. but she crossed the line when she followed her scumbag of a husband in screwing over the American people:
Today CBS News learned new details about the last days of Elizabeth Edwards' life. In her final hours, she was surrounded by the people she loved most: her son, Jack, just 10-years-old, daughters Emma Claire, 12, and Cate, 28. Also there, her estranged husband, John, and a handful of close friends, including Jennifer Palmieri, who spoke about Edwards' children, reports CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano.
"To say that she prepared them for her death, I don't think that is correct," said friend Jennifer Palmieri. "What she wanted to do was prepare them to live a good life."
Edwards was determined that her last days with her children be joyful.
"She was able to have you know, normal, good night mom, give them a kiss and go to school, and so it was a very nurturing and warm environment," said Palmieri. "It was not a sad place if you can imagine that. It was a very warm and nurturing home."
Elizabeth Edwards knew she would only have a few years with her young children, as she told Katie Couric in 2007, right after Edwards learned her cancer had returned.
"I've often said that the most important thing you can give your children are wings - cause you're not always going to be able to bring food to the nest," Edwards told Couric. "Sometimes they're going to have to be able to fly by themselves."