Project Wonderful

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gabby Giffords Steps Down

Required viewing. What an amazing woman.

What happened to her, the extremism, the hate, the distrust and disrespect for government and the violence in the face of political dialogue encompasses so much of what is wrong with our current discourse. On the other hand, her resilience, her personal story, her bravery, her dedication and even her decision to step down when and how she did exemplifies so much of what can be right. On a personal note, a young Jewish Democratic Congresswoman persevering in the face of obstacles hits particularly close to home. It is very rare to find a modern day political role model, but I believe I have found one in Rep. Giffords.

According to the Washington Post "Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) must set a date for a special election primary 80 to 90 days after Giffords formally steps down, and a general election will be set for 50 to 60 days after the primary. So the primary election for Giffords seat will likely be held in late April with the general election in June." That Democrat will be getting a donation from a one Ms. Nancy Leeds.

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