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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-12 01:40 PM
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Gabrielle Giffords resigns from Congress
Source: cnn

Gabrielle Giffords resigns from Congress
By David Ariosto, CNN
updated 1:09 PM EST, Wed January 25, 2012

(CNN) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who moved the nation with an improbable comeback after a gunman shot her in the head last year, formally resigned Wednesday in an emotional appearance in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"I will recover and will return," the Arizona Democrat said in a letter read aloud by her friend and colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who fought back tears.

A standing ovation roared across the House chamber for Giffords. Teary-eyed legislators from both parties applauded Giffords as she submitted her letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, who also fought back tears.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Giffords the "brightest star among us."




Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/politics/gabrielle-giffor...



The link includes a video.

As she went to hand her resignation to Boehner, he grabbed her hand and held it above them, as though declaring her champion in a boxing match and, of course, that prompted a standing ovation. Awww.

The full story is so poignant.

My very best wishes, Representative Gifford.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-12 07:36 PM
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1. Rest and recover....
Then come back and kick some ass
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-12 06:35 AM
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2. + 1,000,000,000
Godspeed Gabby :loveya:



That's her getting ready to ride...

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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-12 06:49 AM
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3. I should add the date of that photo: Oct 23, 2010,
Edited on Thu Jan-26-12 06:50 AM by liberalla
just prior to her last re-election.




Her custom bike:



Congresswoman Giffords talks bikes

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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-12 10:15 PM
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4. My rep,thanks ma'am
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