Personal Headline Connection

Even though I just said below that I am not very likely to post about leading news headlines, I do feel a need to commnent on the latest news about John and Elizabeth Edwards.

When I read the following quote from the 60 Minutes interview:

ON WHAT JOHN EDWARDS AND HIS WIFE TOLD THEIR TWO YOUNGEST CHILDREN: “I said, ‘Well, Mommy’s cancer’s back.’ And they said, ‘Can she die from this?’ And then Elizabeth said all of us are going to die eventually. We’re all going to die from something. And Mommy knows now what she’s probably going to die from.”

All I could think about are the kids. Jack and Emma Edwards go to the same school as my kids, and were in the same classes as my kids last year. I know the kids better than their famous parents, and it pains me to think that they had to talk to their mom about her death.

These are pretty normal kids, even though they have grown up in the spotlight. They have eaten meals in the White House, they have been on the campaign trail, and have even addressed large crowds of people. Well, at least they were on stage while their parents addressed them.

Jeffrey L Cohen

Jeffrey L Cohen