Skip to comments.Woman's Dying Wish: Bush Defeated
Posted on 07/30/2004 3:47:34 PM PDT by demlosers
Loved Ones Asked To Donate To Democratic Cause
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida woman who died this week had an unusual last request. Instead of flower or contributions in her name to a charity, she asked those who loved her to try to make sure President George W. Bush is not re-elected.
Loved ones said that Joan Abbey was committed to her political passions, even in death.
Abbey was born in Montreal, but lived for many years in Miami Beach and Aventura. Family and friends came from as far away as Canada and California to remember Abbey at the Mount Nebo Jewish Cemetery in Miami.
Abbey, who was a lifelong Democrat, died Monday -- coincidentally on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
Her sister, Tillie Shapiro, said, "She was just a caring person She cared about people, and people who were disadvantaged."
Abbey was buried the day after the Democratic convention ended. Her unusual death notice in the Miami Herald said: "You can honor Joan's values by voting against George Bush and contributing to a liberal or Democratic cause."
Abbey's nephew, Martin Shapiro, said, "What she cared most about was improving circumstances in this country... getting rid of George Bush and making this a better country for all people."
Coincidentally, the presiding rabbi, Brett Goldstein, is a registered Democrat but is voting for Bush, and he questioned the timing of Abbey's message at such a sensitive time.
"My contention is that if there's any situation that's sacrosanct, it should be devoid of political ramifications," Goldstein said. "Although people have the opportunity and they can do it if they want to, it is not really appropriate at this time."
Shapiro said, "It was her (Abbey's) essence. It was her core value to try to see this country become a better place and become a more just society. And I think that was the last word she'd want to leave."
Abbey did not want her age known. Many friends said she remained forever young in spirit and staunchly committed to her beliefs.
Sorry, dead woman, you don't get a say in the future of those of us who ain't dead yet.
I'm sure she'll be voting in the next election.
Her poor soul.
See ya later!
Are we getting an article a day like this, or what?
How much you want to bet she was a former card-carrying Communist Party member?
We prefer our voters alive.
Journalism doesn't get much more stupid than this.
ROFL, along with every other dead democrat.
Actually, she will.
Stop right there.
Damn, where's Jack Kavorkian when we need him?
My brother has terminal cancer, and he's been campaigning for Bush over the internet. He sends out all sorts of pro-Bush to people he knows over the internet.
Maybe if she wanted Bush as President, she'd still be alive today.
welcome to hades.
In memory of Joan Abbey
Unless she lives in Chicago.
Something about this has to be Bush's fault.
What a pathetic woman she was.
If Joan Abbey dies on the first day of the Democratic Convention George Bush will win in a landside.
Wow! That Kreskin is amazing!
Unfortunately, they'll all be casting ballots for Pat Buchanan.
How pathetic is this? A woman's dying wish to have GWB defeated? Was that THE most important thing in her life that that would be her deathbed wish? What an empty life she must have had.
It is a shame she won't get her wish.
Not even American. Another Canadian moving to the USA, loving the USA, but still feeling free to criticize the USA. Ship her worthless carcass back to the Great White North.
She lived in hate, and now she leaves in hate.
That sums up the life of a librat.
See ya Abbey, Don't let the coffin lid hit your ass on the way out!
I will never understand most Jews...never. They prefer to vote for folks whose left flank would have Palis make lampshades of them again...their hatred for the Christian Right being so overwhelming.
How hard up is the press?...think ya know the answer now...this is sick!
Her sister, Tillie Shapiro, said, "She was just a caring person
She cared about people, and people who were disadvantaged."
Yeah, right ... she was so caring that hatred was on her tongue as she died.
One less evil Demoncrat makes the world a better place.
They need to get their act together. they trotted this story out once before
God bless your brother. He's a decent man
and knows a decent man when he sees one.
Remember, she is a dem, her vote might count several times.
My prayers for her and her family. How sad to end your life wishing for something like that.
Sure, she fled from her native land seeking the freedom that she couldn't find there. It would probably be unkind to wish her soul to rot in hell but let's just condemn the black and twisted thing to drift forever through Canada. Maybe that is even nastier.
If it weren't for on line dictionarys I'd be micturating against the wind.
Yes, she will vote about 1000 times for scary kerry, it's the demo-commie way. Damn it's a shame the demos will use anything as anti-Bush. Lady your wish will not be granted, if it were your own. Bush/Cheney 2004
lmao! She didn't *think* of that possibilty, did she?
Over my dead body! :-)
He's not alone:
Wow! For someone who is dying and her last request is for a decent Christian man's defeat is so sad! Instead of love and wishing a blessing upon the American folk she expels hatred toward a man who is trying so hard to keep HER family and future generation safe, and ALL she can wish for is Bush's defeat, deplorable! Repent lady, God's judgment awaits you on the other side!
Yes, the president of the US is the leader of the free world. But I think my dying wish might have more to do with wishes for my family, and not about a politician.
Since when has being dead stopped a democrat voter?