Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down

She's going to focus on her recovery instead of politics. Good for and and her advisors; her terrible situation would have been easy to exploit (her re-election was said to be a sure thing) but she and they have resisted the temptation.

Class act. Grace under pressure, indeed.


mikee said...

She waited until January 15 of the new year to retire. Did working into a new year increase her retirement benefits significantly? I suspect so, but in this case I think she has earned them in just about the worst way possible, compared to most other Honourable Members of the House.

Roberta X said...

YMMV, but I think getting shot in the head doing the kind of public interaction a Congresscritter should be doing rates some hazard pay, regardless of party affiliation.

docjim505 said...

Well said.