publication date: Thursday, August 16, 2007 (part of Round XXXI)
clue: When opponents call Democrats a cancer on the body politic, this wife fights back with the tenacity she gained in the courtroom.
explanation: Former lawyer Edwards was the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, whose campaign continued despite her cancer. She was known for blasting his opponents who made allegations about their personal life and its relevance to his campaign. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Shawn Brandt, Wendy Hampson, Greg Bair, Adrianne Rodgers, Justin Hampson, and Jason Evans