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Old 01-22-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.
According to officials in Washington, her resignation, first disclosed on the congresswoman's Facebook page, is expected to take effect on Monday.
Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week - Yahoo! News
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Here
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Quitter!

Signed,
Robert Byrd
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Probably for the best.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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She's my Congresswoman, and i'm sad as hell to see her go. She did a great job for this district, and she helped me personally in a tax matter that i had.

That said, if she decides to run at a later date, she'll win easily.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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She should have resigned many months ago. Recovering from such an injury is time consuming. She should have resigned when she was able, get through therapy to recover as best as possible, and if she still wished to serve public office, run for office again.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Having followed her recovery, I can only express my deep admiration for this woman. In the face of death and almost a complete vegetative state, this woman has shown more courage than most on this forum.

Best wishes to her family for her full recovery, and hopefully in the future, she can return to her political career.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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She should have resigned many months ago. Recovering from such an injury is time consuming. She should have resigned when she was able, get through therapy to recover as best as possible, and if she still wished to serve public office, run for office again.
Damned if she does and damned if she doesn't!
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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She should have resigned many months ago. Recovering from such an injury is time consuming. She should have resigned when she was able, get through therapy to recover as best as possible, and if she still wished to serve public office, run for office again.
We didn't want her to resign, and in fact, we STILL don't want her to resign.

It's up to the constituents in the 8th district, and we'll make that call if necessary, not outsiders.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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She's my Congresswoman, and i'm sad as hell to see her go. She did a great job for this district, and she helped me personally in a tax matter that i had.

That said, if she decides to run at a later date, she'll win easily.
Isn't there doubts about the level of her brain damage?

I know people are suckers for sad stories but still....
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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So doing the right thing is distasteful?

Butthurt much?
You called her a quitter.

Bitter because Loughner was arrested?
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