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Giffords: 'I will return'

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to Congress in her memoir, set to be published Nov. 15, the Associated Press reported. "I will get stronger. I will return," she wrote in "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope." But a source close to Giffords disputed the AP's interpretation. (with video)

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Nov 4, 2011, 12:07 pm
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Thank you for the news of Gabby’s progress. I am sure the vast majority of people can agree with “You Go, Gabby!”

The AP purchased an advanced copy of the book. The publisher, Scribner, has brushed off TucsonSentinel.com’s requests for a review copy.

It is pretty indicative of Scribner’s playing to big-money media that they refuse to extend the courtesy of providing a copy of the book to Gabby’s hometown news site, which has been so supportive of her and given Scribner’s a whole lot of press for
their publication.
(((Boo))) Scribner’s ;(

Nov 4, 2011, 1:39 pm
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Nov 4, 2011, 1:45 pm
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So….when do those of us living in CD8 get representation in Congress?

Giffords is not a hero. Before she got shot, she called Houston home, and voted as if she saw us all as walking ATM machines. I saw more responsible management of someone else’s money from Eric Bischoff when he was running WCW into the ground!

If Gabby was this truly wonderful person that the local mass media is trying to sell to me that she is, she would have done the right thing. What is that you may ask?

She should have announced to her district (yeah, God forbid, right?) that she was stepping down to take time to recover and heal, and once she was better she would run to get her old job back. But, no…she has to hold on to a job she can’t possibly perform in her condition just so no one else can have it. It’s not as if it’s a Senate seat and she might have to have waited five or six years to run again…it’s just two years for Congresspeople. Once she was up to the task she wouldn’t have even had to wait to start up her reelection campaign.

And, before someone says it…no one elected her staff or her husband to a damn thing. Plus, none of those people can vote on behalf of the district.

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