I’m sorry she got shot, happy she’s on the upswing. But what has she done...besides getting shot while serving as a representative?
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Yeah I’d bet my next Social Security deposit that if Saint Gabrielle had been a Republican, this wouldn’t be happening.
It is nutty, but it keeps her in the news so we can continue to point out to that she was shot by a lefty. Just the same, it should not have been named after her, but why do we care when there are so many other more pressing issues like Obama unconstitutionally mandating insurance companies cover and give away services.
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.
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).
Two things, at least:
On a somewhat-related note, I'm surprised Holder & Company didn't move all sorts of gun control legislation through Congress while they had the chance. Now, it'll have to wait until the Second Term, when Obama either again has both houses of Congress doing his bidding or, after he replaces any one of those pesky originalists on the SCOTUS (then, he can just write Executive Orders).
“But what has she done...besides getting shot while serving as a representative?”
It seems that any lefty Democrat, after being shot by another lefty liberal or radical nutjob, gets enshrined in the National conscienceness as a saint.....or at least honored as a namesake for a ship of the Gator Navy.....I’ll bet the Marines will be thrilled to be riding the Gabby Gifford on their way to battle..... /s
Say isn’t Gabby the same gal that asked the Military what environmental measures they were taking during their battle engagements? What a loon!