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Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
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Former Gov. Blanco: 'No escape' from her cancer


We are about to lose one of our leaders. Say what you will about her politics (I oppose them); she is a decent person, and cancer sucks. It's sad to see it end like this, but nature has a way of dealing bad hands to people. Our State will soon be mourning. God be with you, Gov Blanco.

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She said her husband Raymond, known by friends as "Coach," has been her biggest cheerleader through 54 years of marriage.

"We've had a lot of fun together," she said



This part is particularly striking as both a husband and a father. I dread the day that either my wife or myself must leave each other and our family behind.

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deaconjones35
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Sad to hear.
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225bred
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
frick Cancer


Bourre'
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
Sad to hear. She seemed like a nice lady who was in over her head.


Hester Carries
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I hope her last days are peaceful.


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Link doesn't currently work for me.



Should work now


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KiwiHead
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
Very nice person a good mom and a doting grandmother.....in the end, that's all that really matters


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Loungefly85
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
She was a decent governor pre-Katrina.

fricking cancer
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The Blanco’s are good people. I don’t agree with their politics but I know them personally (one of the girls was the maid of honor at my wedding).

I am always impressed by how tight they were as a family. They also were some of the most humble, warm, and gracious folks I know. I always wished Ms. Kathleen wasn’t a democrat.


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braindeadboxer
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
frick cancer.


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TheHumanTornado
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
She is a great person.

Glad to see the "all liberals are filth" crowd hasn't shown up.


Jimbeaux
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This part is particularly striking as both a husband and a father. I dread the day that either my wife or myself must leave each other and our family behind.


I agree with your assessment of Gov Blanco. She seems like a good person and her governorship was simply overwhelmed by Katrina for which she was not well prepared (few were).

I’d just like to say that you sound a little over dramatic about death in general. She must be in her mid-70’s. She had a decent run and a good life. She might be cashing in a little sooner than some, but hey, we’re all mortal. Death is a part of the deal.

I pray that she is spared much suffering and for the consolation of her family upon her departure.


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genuineLSUtiger
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
Sad to hear but we are all dying from the day we are born. It's just a crapshoot as to what takes you out of this physical world.


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LSUFanHouston
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
I got to meet her in 2004. Shortly after her term started. Very nice person.

Yes, she was way over her head with Katrina/Rita, but outside of Gen Honore, was their a single leader at any level of government that really performed well during those days?

From late 2001 through Katrina... the entire "natural disaster management" protocol took a back seat to terrorism preparedness. FEMA went from a cabinet level entity to a tiny part of Homeland Security.

There's a reason why disaster prep is such a big deal now.

Whatever her mistakes were... I truly believe she had the best interest of her state at the top of her mind, at all times.

Fair winds and following seas, governor.


saintkenn
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
All I really know about her is she helped keep the Saints in New Orleans. Prayers for her and family


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Crow Pie
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frick Cancer


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blueboy
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This has been going on for a while. I wasn't a fan, but it's sad to hear.


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NYNolaguy1
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She seemed like a nice lady who was in over her head.


This.

Sad to hear. Cancer rarely happens to the people that truly deserve it.


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Zach
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her husband Raymond, known by friends as "Coach,"


New Iberia. Oh, the stories I could tell about the CHS coach.


supatigah
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re: Gov Kathleen Blanco dying of cancer
She is a very nice and authentic person, didn’t agree with her politics but she did some good for LA

Terrible for her to be fighting cancer, hope her last days are peaceful


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