Gabby

A Story Of Courage And Hope

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly

This is story of two remarkable people who found each other and struggled to survive an attack that had consequences far beyond anything anyone could imagine.

On January 8, 2011 in a Tuscon Arizona shopping center, US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot (allegedly) by Jared Lee Loughner. Eighteen people were wounded and six were killed, including John M. Roll (R-AZ), the chief judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and nine year old Christina Green.

Known as Gabby Giffords, she was a critic of Arizona’s tough immigration law and a supporter of health care reform. A Democrat in a Republican district, her congressional office was vandalized after voting for the health care bill in March 2010. She was also literally targeted to be removed from office with a map put on the Internet by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Palin’s Facebook page said “We’ll aim for these races and many others.”

Giffords said in March 2010 “We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list. But the thing is the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. People who do that, they’ve got to realize there’s consequences to that action.”

Most unsettling is the news that Sarah Palin recently bought a big house in Arizona. Hmm…

If Gabby decides not to run, I hope her husband runs for her seat. He’s seems like the kind of guy who is unstoppable after somebody hurt his wife.

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