Skip to comments.Astronaut Mark Kelly; Arizona’s next senator?
Posted on 06/23/2011 2:25:02 PM PDT by Hawk720
Senator Mark Kelly?
Thats the question in political circles this week. The minute Kelly, 47, announced his retirement from the Navy and NASA Tuesday, the behind-the-scenes speculation thats been brewing for weeks went public: Will the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords run for office himself?
One of Arizonas Senate seats is open in 2012, thanks to the retirement of Jon Kyl. Giffords has been polling way ahead of any other Democratic candidate, even amid uncertainty about her recovery. Now the name of her Gulf War vet-turned-astronaut husband is in play.
Gabrielle is working hard every day on her mission of recovery. I want to be by her side, Kelly wrote on Facebook Tuesday. Though he has not previously expressed an interest in elected office, he left an intriguing hint: After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Oh gag me. So sick of the Dems riding the Gabby Giffords thing for all it’s worth. I’m sorry for what happened to her and glad she’s recoverying, but let’s stop making her and her husband into icons. A lot of people endure grueling injuries far from the limelight. What of the 10s of thousands of our soldiers maimed while in the service of this country? Yet because she’s a woman and a Democrat were suppose to all quiver with awe at the mere mention of her name and that of her husband. Enough already. By all means get well, then get off the stage already.
Mark Kelly: Thank You for your service.
Time to get off the teat.
After AZ re-elected Juan McShamnesty, this would not surprise me.
You would think that Kelly would be intelligent enough to realize that dims hate the military.
If he’s running as a dem he’ll need a good sex scandal to burnish his credentials.
The13th Commandment you ca't beat a dead democrat!!
considering how right wing our state swung last November, I seriously doubt he has a chance. there are now no elected statewide positions that are held by dems. pretty much anyone could run as a R for Kyl’s seat and win it. even that old communist raul grijalva almost lost his seat to an unknown challenger, it was only some serious last minute cheating that kept him in office.
Boy, do I echo your sentiments.
What trash, the man has a severely injured wife that will take years of his attention.
Not with my vote...
Ridin’ the wave.
Ridin’ the nasty, dirty, scum-foam wave.
Governor Sarah Palin; Arizonas next senator?
He lives in Houston, so I think he’d have to move.
This would be like electing Sarah Brady to the Senate.
NO thanks, we NEED NO more Rat Senators from Arizona we have Juan McRat as it is.
I wondered how St. Gabrielle would persist in office.
This makes perfect sense.
John Glenn made the perfect idiot lib Senator from Ohio for many years.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.