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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 08:57 PM
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Nancy Pelosi was in room when Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes
Source: Politico

Nancy Pelosi was in room when Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, all close friends of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were in the hospital room with the Arizona Democrat when she opened her eyes for the first time since she was shot in the head Saturday during a rampage that killed six in Tucson, Ariz.

In a speech at a University of Arizona service for the victims of the shootings, President Barack Obama broke the news that Giffords, who has been in critical condition since undergoing emergency brain surgery, opened her eyes.

Gabby opened her eyes, the president repeated to cheers from the crowd.

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He said Giffordss husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, had given him permission to relay the latest positive sign of Giffordss recovery.








Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47533.html#ix...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:00 PM
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1. Man, that gave me chills! I'm assuming Mark was there to see it. Can you imagine
the elation?

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 12:51 AM
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9. I'm not sure if he was in the room. The president said
that right after he and Mark had left they were told she had opened her eyes. He didn't say whether or not they went back.

But it is wonderful news and as the President said, and I hope is true 'she knows we are here'.

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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:00 PM
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2. If She Opened Her Eyes - Maybe We Can Open Our Eyes......
just spoken on the Rachel Maddow Show.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:05 PM
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3. She is making incredible progress.
Every day there is more reason for hope.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:24 PM
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4. glad.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:36 PM
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5. hoping for a full recovery---so sad
Must keep those guns a-selling to anyone who wants one! :sarcasm:
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 12:09 AM
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8. Yes, indeed,
Because, don't ya know, we're "all responsible for our own safety" (quoting another DUer's argument in favor of Arizona's lax gun laws).
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:37 PM
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6. Thats good news.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 11:11 PM
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7. That's really nice.
But I'm sure the people she was hoping to see when she opened her eyes were Mark and the kids. I hope they were there, too.

But it's good that her colleagues were there. Three very classy women.

hopefully,
Bright
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NuclearDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 01:07 AM
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10. Glad she's getting better
Even happier that she had good friends and loved ones with her when she woke up. :)
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 03:53 PM
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11. I hope soon she will speak. nt
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