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November 4, 2004
Mrs. Edwards Has Our Prayers

There is a difference between an enemy and an opponent, a distinction lost on more than a few people on both sides of our necessary and beneficial political divide. Osama bin Laden, Abu Masab al-Zarqawi, and Mullah Omar are our enemies; John Kerry and John Edwards were our political opponents, but first they are our fellow Americans.

Today, the AP reports that Edwards' wife Elizabeth has been diagnosed with breast cancer:

Spokesman David Ginsberg said Mrs. Edwards, 55, discovered a lump in her right breast while on a campaign trip last week. Her family doctor told her Friday that it appeared to be cancerous and advised her to see a specialist when she could.

She put off the appointment until Wednesday so as not to miss campaign time.

The Edwards family went straight to Massachusetts General Hospital from Boston's Faneuil Hall after Kerry and Edwards conceded on Wednesday.

Mrs. Edwards had a needle biopsy performed at the hospital, where Dr. Barbara Smith confirmed the cancer, Ginsberg said.

I wondered at Edwards' concession speech; it hit several flat notes, which was uncharacteristic for the normally charismatic Senator, and Edwards looked peeved and distracted. For a man usually in tune with an event, I thought it seemed a poor performance. Now we know why.

Let's all hope for a quick and complete recovery for Mrs. Edwards, and keep her family in our prayers.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 4, 2004 2:13 PM

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