Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. As you may know, Beau survived the horrendous tragedy that killed his other and sister when he was a child. But some FoxNews.com readers would not or could not put aside their hate even for this.
From the New York Times:
Mr. Biden’s death marks a second tragic loss for the vice president, whose first wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972 when the station wagon they were driving in to go Christmas shopping was hit by a tractor-trailer. Beau Biden and his brother, Hunter, were also injured in the crash, but both survived.
…In a short, emotional speech introducing his father at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Mr. Biden recalled the tragedy that had touched his family, describing the moments after the crash.
“One of my earliest memories was being in that hospital, Dad always at our side. We, not the Senate, were all he cared about,” Mr. Biden said. “He decided not to take the oath of office. He said, ‘Delaware can get another senator, but my boys can’t get another father.’ However, great men like Ted Kennedy, Mike Mansfield, Hubert Humphrey — men who had been tested themselves — convinced him to serve. So he was sworn in, in the hospital, at my bedside.”
In the comments to a FoxNews.com article about Biden’s death, many of the readers expressed sentiments along the lines of “I may hate the vice president’s politics but I have nothing but sympathy for his family at this time.”
But plenty were shockingly mean-spirited. A sample below:
Biden photo from WhiteHouse.gov.
(H/T reader Lawrence G. for the title)
Crossposted at News Hounds.