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Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter Mondale, dies
Sac Bee ^ | Published: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2011 - 8:51 am | JEFF BAENEN

Posted on 09/17/2011 9:02:34 AM PDT by Red Badger

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eleanor Mondale, a vice president's daughter who carved out her own identity as a broadcast journalist and gossip magnet, has died at her home in Minnesota. She was 51.

Family spokeswoman Lynda Pedersen says Mondale died Saturday.

Mondale had been diagnosed with brain cancer years earlier.

The daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife, Joan, Eleanor Mondale had been off the air at WCCO-AM in Minneapolis since March 2009. That's when she announced her brain cancer had returned a second time.

Mondale had surgery to remove the tumor in August 2009. After surgery, she returned to her Prior Lake farm, where she lived with her third husband, musician Chan Poling (PAHL'-ing).

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1 posted on 09/17/2011 9:02:40 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Too young. RIP.


2 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:00 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Red Badger

Thats messed up. Peace to the Mondales....


3 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers for the repose of her soul.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 9:06:06 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Red Badger

:( sad when a life ends.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 9:06:43 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Red Badger

Prayers goes out to the Mondales and to The Suburbs and all of their fans.


6 posted on 09/17/2011 9:08:14 AM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Red Badger

Rest in peace.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Red Badger

This is the Mondale daughter that Monica thought was seeing Bill Clinton.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 9:11:29 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Red Badger
Prayers and condolences for the Mondales.
9 posted on 09/17/2011 9:11:56 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Red Badger

sad...she was pretty when a younger woman...damn

and no glee-sarcasm on the thread yet..thankfully


10 posted on 09/17/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by wardaddy (, Dick Cheney ....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: Red Badger

Prayers and RIP.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Red Badger

So young.

Wasn’t she visiting the WH about the same time Monica was doing Bill?
As I recall she was very pretty.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:49 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Red Badger

Eleanor was one of Billy Goat Clinton’s squeezes.

Her slipping into the White House aroused much jealousy in Miz Lewinsky.


13 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
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It’s a terrible thing when a parent has to bury a child.

May The Lord comfort the Mondales and all who loved her.

Mark


14 posted on 09/17/2011 9:13:02 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Red Badger

A shame. Beautiful woman. Too young.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 9:14:15 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Red Badger

16 posted on 09/17/2011 9:14:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
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To: MarkL

Concur completely. Just like Maureen Reagan predecesing both her parents, RR and Jane Wyman.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 9:17:43 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Red Badger

Odd co-incidence: another daughter of a famed pol has died, and she was also 51: Kara Kennedy (daughter of Ted)


18 posted on 09/17/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Red Badger

Condolences to her family. I’ve known several who have died from brain cancer, the latest a young man with a family.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 9:19:01 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Red Badger

Ironically, Ted Kennedy’s daughter Kara, also 51, has passed away as well.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 9:20:39 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Red Badger

Cancer is evil. R.I.P.


21 posted on 09/17/2011 9:22:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Red Badger
Wow...so young!!

Eleanor was Clinton's main squeeze for a while when he was President. I think Monica was VERY Jealous of her.

22 posted on 09/17/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MarkL

“It’s a terrible thing when a parent has to bury a child.”

You have no idea. My daughter and only child died suddenly in October, 2009. She left a husband and 18 month old daughter. We will never get over it.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 9:23:54 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: mwl8787

Oh man.....Maureen Reagan was a CLASS ACT!!! I loved watching her on C=Span.


24 posted on 09/17/2011 9:24:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Polyxene

Lost my sister, only sibling at 54. Small cell lung cancer. We think it may have been radon exposure, but it’s speculation. Still not over that.


25 posted on 09/17/2011 9:32:30 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Red Badger

Prayers for the Mondale family.


27 posted on 09/17/2011 9:35:22 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Red Badger; NYer; Salvation
Well, crud.

Prayers up for the family.

*PING* to those who want to pray for the family...?

...and any Catholics who pray for the departed

28 posted on 09/17/2011 9:37:31 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Red Badger

That is awful, only 51.

RIP


29 posted on 09/17/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: raccoonradio
Odd co-incidence: another daughter of a famed pol has died, and she was also 51: Kara Kennedy (daughter of Ted)

And a third tie-in: Sen. Charles Percy has died, who himself lost an adult daughter.

30 posted on 09/17/2011 9:40:51 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Polyxene

‘...My daughter and only child died suddenly in October, 2009..’

Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray for strength for you and your daughter’s family.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 9:42:38 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Polyxene; cicero2k

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain you must feel. Lean on the Lord, the only one that can sustain us. God bless you.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 9:50:23 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: Red Badger

Very sad. Prayers being said.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 9:53:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Polyxene

I’m very sorry for your loss.

Knowing how devastating it was to lose my parents, I cant even begin to contemplate the horror of losing a child. Nor do I want to.

May The Lord comfort and keep you and yours.

Sincerely,

Mark


34 posted on 09/17/2011 10:03:52 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Volunteer

In 1998, CBS News reported that Mondale was one of four women Monica Lewinsky expressed resentment toward in taped conversations because of attention President Bill Clinton paid to them. (Mondale issued a statement saying her relationship with the president and his wife, Hillary, was “purely a friendship.”)


35 posted on 09/17/2011 10:21:39 AM PDT by CT
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To: Red Badger

She is in my age group. When she was young I found her strikingly pretty. I’m sorry she has passed and gone through such an ordeal. I’m sorry for the Mondale family.


36 posted on 09/17/2011 10:23:46 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: SamAdams76
Just as I responded to your post the other thread was locked. I hate it when that happens. I I might as well post it here (not that it is anything earth shattering.) :)

51 is too young to die.

Especially since I am 57. When I look at that number (57) I realize I am on the "other half." May they both rest in peace.

37 posted on 09/17/2011 10:32:28 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Polyxene
Prayers for you, the Mondales and everyone who's had to bury a child.

Our son died almost ten years ago. Left a young, pregnant bride. His lovely daughter is now nine, his wife remarried to a fine guy. Life goes on, but there are days when I wonder how we do it.

I often think of this old poem:

They will not grow old,

as we that are left grow old.

Age will not weary them, nor

the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and

in the morning,

We will remember them.

38 posted on 09/17/2011 10:42:47 AM PDT by joe.fralick
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To: Red Badger

One of the Kennedy girls just died at 51 too.


39 posted on 09/17/2011 10:46:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: IbJensen

She was beautiful.


40 posted on 09/17/2011 10:47:49 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Polyxene

Bless you.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 10:50:59 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Charles Henrickson
And a third tie-in: Sen. Charles Percy has died, who himself lost an adult daughter.

And a fourth: Valerie Percy who was killed was a twin.

Her sister Sharon is married to J.D. Rockefeller IV, Democratic Senator from West Virginia.


42 posted on 09/17/2011 10:52:24 AM PDT by x
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To: Polyxene
"You have no idea. My daughter and only child died suddenly in October, 2009. She left a husband and 18 month old daughter. We will never get over it."

My dear fellow Freeper, please except my most heartfelt condolences on the tragic loss of your precious daughter. I too have an only child who is a daughter and, though I may try to imagine your feelings, I know that I can't possibly conceive of the level of pain that you have experienced and are still experiencing. All I can say is how very sorry I am you and your family and that I will remember you in my prayers.

43 posted on 09/17/2011 11:03:59 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Red Badger

I didn’t agree with her politics, but she was a very beautiful young woman...I remember being very impressed with her when her dad ran for President.

Rest in peace, Eleanor.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Red Badger

She was legendary in North Jersey/South NY in early 80s. Flaming lib, but wow, she knew how to have a great time. RIP.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Perry/Gingrich?)
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To: Red Badger
RIP

Arkancide?

46 posted on 09/17/2011 11:29:18 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: joe.fralick

Thank you for recalling for us all the beautiful “Ode of Remembrance” written in 1914 by the Englishman Laurence Binyon.

It was for the fallen of WWI but it is appropriate and comforting when thinking of other youthful lives cut short.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 11:31:30 AM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Red Badger
Lewinsky Was One Of 'Hundreds' Of Clinton's Affairs In The White House - Morris

...One target of Lewinsky's wrath was Eleanor Mondale, the CBS newswoman and daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale. Lewinsky threw a fit outside the White House just weeks before her affair with Clinton became public, when she learned Clinton was meeting with Mondale at the same time Secret Service guards denied her access.

48 posted on 09/17/2011 12:20:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Red Badger
I had the hots for her when her father was running for President .
49 posted on 09/17/2011 3:07:17 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Polyxene

Words won’t comfort you, I know, but I am so sorry to read about your losing your daughter.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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