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Biden cancels events after mother-in-law's death

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Associated Press

    Oct. 5, 2008, 5:19PM

    WASHINGTON — Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden has canceled his campaign appearances Monday and Tuesday after the death of his mother-in-law on Sunday.

    Biden spokesman David Wade said Bonny Jean Jacobs, the mother of Biden's wife, Jill, died Sunday after a long illness.

    Jacobs was 78 and lived in Willow Grove, Pa. Wade described her as a "homemaker and avid gardener with a lifelong love of reading."

    "We appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy during this difficult time," Wade said.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/6041307.html
  2. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I hate to hear that.

    This has to be tough for him. With anyone else, they would have all the time they need to mourn.

    I don't think any of us understand the sacrifices people make when they run for POTUS.

    My condolences....
  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Ditto.

    That's a tough situation to be in at any time but now, even more so.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Jason Garrett's Loudest Supporter Zone Supporter

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    That really sucks. My thoughts and prayers got out to him and his family.

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