But I'm clearly not the only one questioning the motive and credibility of a tabloid smear campaign against Prime Minister Gordon Brown, apparently sparked by the quality of his handwriting during his correspondence with Janes. (BBC: How does Brown's handwriting compare with other PMs'?)
Janes is clearly angry, upset and understandably looking for somebody to blame for her son's death. But it's almost certainly not Gordon Brown. Or his handwriting.
Janes appears to have become a political football, particularly in The Sun's ongoing war against both the easy target of Brown's public image and the less readily arrested issues of its own circulation. That is a sad legacy to the tragedy she has endured.
I don't doubt the Sun would defend its motives as seeking justice for our brave troops and their families. But for me the coverage of this issue reads like circulation-chasing exploitation of a grieving mother and leaves a very bad taste in the mouth.