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Giffords resigning from Congress

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will resign from Congress, she announced Sunday in a message posted to YouTube. "I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week," she said. (with video)... Read more»

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Jan 22, 2012, 12:19 pm
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Well, this is wonderful news, not only for the folks who live in CD8, but for Gabby as well.

Over the last year, I began to feel sorry for Gabby…I’m not only talking about her being shot, I’m talking about how so many people saw what happened to her as an opportunity rather than a tragedy, and did everything they could to exploit what happened that horrible day to build financial and/or political capital. Now that she is finally removing herself from that equation, the lowlives who tried to cash in on her injury and pain will have a slightly more difficult time doing so now that Gabby is not in office. These scumbags will have to pull the strings of a different puppet now.

The right thing for Gabby to do all along was to set aside politics and focus on herself and her recovery. Though it took WAY too long, I am pleased and actually happy for her that she is finally doing the right thing, both for herself and AZ CD8.

Because of her horrendous lack of understanding of capitalism and economic issues in general, I sincerely hope she never runs for office again. However, I do wish her well in her recovery.

I also wish for her assailant to be held accountable for his actions, and that right soon.

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270 comments
Jan 22, 2012, 4:51 pm
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Very moving. And great she’s getting better and in good spirits.

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1767 comments
Jan 23, 2012, 9:38 am
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I gotta say…the video would have been more credible if it weren’t so heavily edited, and if the feel-good pictures and music weren’t added it. Just sayin’

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Jan 23, 2012, 9:47 am
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Add me to the list of people who think that the Giffords camp deliberately dragged their feet on this, one of many reasons being so she could go over her five years and get her pension.

Considering what happened to her, yeah, Giffords does deserve a pension. However, this intentional foot-dragging was a pretty crappy way to go about getting it. I’m sure if her puppet masters would have just asked Congress to do that for her it wouldn’t have been a problem.

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