Skip to comments.Navy names USS Gabrielle Giffords
Posted on 02/10/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by ColdOne
The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico.
Giffords, who recently stepped down from office, was the target of a shooting rampage in early January 2011.
The name this ship bears and the story represented by that name will inspire all those who come in contact with her, said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at a naming ceremony at the Pentagon Friday.
Giffords appeared at the ceremony with her husband, former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed at the Giffords shooting last year.
Mabus said that Green would be the sponsor of the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
The ship named after Giffords is a littoral combat ship, a smaller ship designed for operations close to the shore. The USS Gabrielle Giffords is the Navys 10th LCS ship.
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Well, she did serve on the House Armed Services Committee, but I don’t think that serving two-and-a-half terms in the House warrants the naming an LCS.
Nor does getting shot warrant it.
You are so right. Mabus is the idiot that wants/recommended a cruiser named after that other crook John Murtha
It should have been named after somebody heroic who died for this country. I presume it was the idea of the Secretary of Navy.
Agreed, Good Grief! However, there is one bright spot; i.e. this action is illustrative of the values of the members of this administration; i.e. An obscure congresswoman is shot by a psychotic, is severely brain damaged and as a result of that damage is forced to resign; therefore, we name a United States Naval vessel after her.
Maybe they oughta name the ship “it’s” in an(other futile) effort to teach the native speakers the difference between “it’s” and “its”?
This should give Diane Sawyer another dozen or two potential opportunities for more Giffords worship stories.
Anyone who did not realize that the Ford, Reagan, and HW Bush made the Clinton and the Obama inevitable is an idiot.
Naming ships after politicians was always a very bad idea.
I well remember “Jonestown” and the brutal reality of where the phrase, “drinking the Kool-Aid” originated. As I recall they had to deploy a GRREG Unit from the post where I worked to help process all the bodies. Ugly work ...especially in the tropics.
The current crop of Marxists running the Dem Party would be more likely to name a ship after Jim Jones.
I guess it does in Obamaland.
This is completely out of order and the sympathy factor has gotten way out of hand. This woman does not deserve to be honored in this manner.
A party of retards running this country today occasionally challenged by the stupid party.
Looks like a pretty bleak future to me.
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No, but half the Bridge and CIC are missing
I hope that the Navy Secretary realizes that when he orders the construction of the USS Moochelle Owebama its going to need to be one big-assed warship!
Hey let up folks ,the lady was shot in the head. It could be much worst it called be called the USS Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or the USS Assad
If they start naming ships aftr brain damaged democrats, the Navy is going to need to triple their orders for boats.
This is just disgusting. So many brave heroes who could have been picked for this honor.
So no USS Hillary? (Well, she said she was shot at.)
Good thing...I'd hate to be a swabbie serving on "The Thunderthighs"...be some barfights over that one.
>>Maybe they oughta name the ship its in an(other futile) effort to teach the native speakers the difference between its and its?<<
Or the “Hot Shots!” ship named the S.S. Ess Ess.
Ships too. ;-)
As usual the left doesn’t realize when they’ve gone too far and the joke is on them...
Seriously what’s next? Renaming the airport in Tucson after her?
They were originally going to name it the “Rainbow Warrior”....
I just floated one in the toilet.
What was her great accomplishments?
Why do we name ships after living people anyway?
I’m really kind of surprised they haven’t named one USS Harvey Milk yet, but we all know it’s coming, it’s only a matter of time.
Lucky for her, I guess, that the ship wasn’t a destroyer. I’ll wait patiently to see the shoulder patch. Maybe the boat will be an escort for the Jimmah Carter? Sounds like Obamuzzie is building a hanger fleet?-—launched, parked, and never seen again.
Not familiar with combat ships named after women. Are they sure this doesn't make the new vessel a clitoral combat ship?
I share your sentiment: sorry she got shot, happy she survived, and hopeful she makes as full a recovery as is possible.
I would just modify the question you asked to be specific to the Navy/naval services:
“Prior to being shot, what acts in support of the U.S. Navy/naval services did Representative Giffords perform that were so outstanding that they merit naming a US Navy combatant ship after her?”
But then again, this is the same administration that gave us the USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26).
0bama probably has a garbage scow picked out even as we speak.
uhhh.....they named a “littoral” combat ship after a woman?
It’ll probably end up taking a single missile right to the command center.
Besides getting shot in the head what did that woman accomplish.... prior to the shooting no one outside of Tucson had ever heard of her.... bet she had a 100% Pelosi rating !! Next thing you know they will give the Nobel Prize to some undeserving twit ...oh, nevermind !!
I hadn’t heard she passed away. RIP...
I agree. Living people should not have anything named after them unless they are private citizens who donate some of their own wealth in the creation of whatever is named after them. Never ever should a politician have their name on something that tax payers purchased.
It would be more appropriate to name the ship after the little girl who was killed in the Giffords shooting, than Gabby Giffords. IMHO.
how about him doing a bill to stop gun running, oh wait that is he and his pals like Holder who are doing the gun running.
Weird how the MSM does not seem to think that Holder, the DOJ, the white house etc doing gun running to the drug lords who in turn murder hundreds and our own border agents is not news worthy .
I don’;t know who does the strategy fro the GOP but if I was doing it I would be calling out the MSM, and get on live TV every day demanding to know the answers and not just putting up with this admin saying the 5th
What's courageous about getting shot?
I think she was one of the few slightly moderate Democrats. That is why the lefty was mad at her, left the horrible rants on Facebook, and then went on the shooting spree. He thought she betrayed the left.
FYI the only “dead” rule is for destroyers. We’ve had a couple lately named after Navy Seals who gave it up. The rest , however, are judgment calls. Not only do we have carriers Reagan and Bush but sub Carter. The brass knows if they get too dopey they won’t be able to keep a crew on board. This one might get quietly renamed——riding the “Gabby Giffy” might turn out to be a non-crew-draw?
Why is it the “Giffords shooting”? WHy not name it after the federal judge?
Post of the decade!
That would have to be a submarine....
This is satire, right? Right? Please, somebody tell me this is satire.
Why not name the ship after the federal judge who was actually killed whose name they never mention (IIRC he was an R, that’s probably why). Instead, after a Dem whose sole claim to fame was that she took a bullet.
What about the JUDGE? He was killed. Sick.