This photo that went out by the Associated Press shows GOP delegate Leila Cohoon dabbing her eyes.
"I had five phone calls from home, and I called to see what was wrong," said Cohoon
, whose family in Missouri found out about the inaccurate article on Tuesday from friends. Cohoon
, who has carried a picture of grandson Adam Green with her throughout the convention, has given many interviews this week.
...Cohoon said she has no idea how the Iowa reporter who misunderstood her ended up thinking her grandson had died.
been in Iraq for seven months and everything is going fine," she
said."I know he's
in the middle of the fighting over there, so he
can't tell us most of the time what he's
doing, naturally, and I wouldn't want him to." Cohoon
couldn't remember the name of the paper that misquoted her
, saying she
was too shocked to recall.
"Obviously I know (Cohoon) didn't tell anyone my son was dead."
...Aside from Tuesday's journalistic blunder, Cohoon owner of Leila's Hair Museum in Independence said she's having a great time at the RNC.
Because of Missouri's battleground status this year as a swing state, Cohoon
has had a seat up front near the stage for this week's speeches.She
also joined the delegation for several high-profile lunches with notable guests including first lady Laura Bush.
"There's been a lot of positive things," Cohoon