AZ Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is an amazing person. She’ll be at the State of the Union this evening. For sure, she is a lovely and strong lady, but who the heck was representing her district for one year, while she was recuperating? I thought her stepping down was too long in coming and way overdue.
Ultimately, she is a public servant and the people, not her career come first. This is not a sign of leadership. Considering her severe trauma, I was very skeptical of her so-called return to Congress in Aug. 2011 to cast a vote to raise the debt ceiling, of all things. No big deal. Was she even able to comprehend what she was doing? Again, I applaud her bravery, but come on — you think she really understood the situation and implication her vote had on her district, let along the American people? I doubt it.
Speaking of leadership, I’d wager a multi-million dollar bet that if Gabby were a Republican instead of a Democrat, the media would have blasted her up n’down and inside n’out of the Washington beltway for not exiting sooner.
I am sick n’ tired of the double-standard and this crazy political correctness at the expense of WE THE PEOPLE!!
Here’s the link from August. You tell me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/01/gabrielle-giffords-debt-ceiling-vote_n_915569.html.