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  •  It almost seems as if there's a taboo on this (2+ / 0-)
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    topic.  There was a buzz developing about Giffords' chance for statewide office before she was shot.  We don't have many Democrats in Arizona who can succeed statewide.  She fit the  mold.  Instead we ended up with Jeff Flake who I believe is a decent man, though I disagree emphatically with almost all of his voting record in the House.  Like some other Republicans did as a bipartisan gesture, he accompanied a Democrat at the 2012 State of the Union.  His date was Giffords. Very soon after, he assisted her to the podium when she announced her resignation from the House.  

    I wrote to Jeff recently. I asked him to remember holding Giffords hand, and to reflect whether he'd have a Senate seat if not for the shooting. I told him I respect the example he set for Republicans with Giffords, and that I expect him to remember her when gun safety legislation comes to a vote in a Senate.

    "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

    by leftreborn on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 01:13:10 PM PST

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