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.

3 comments:

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.