Gabrielle Giffords. Please DO NOT underestimate this woman!
This photo of Gabrielle Giffords and the accompanying caption were posted in 2010 at HubPages by a conservative who was supporting a GOP candidate running against Giffords in her (successful) bid for reelection that year. I find the wording of his weeny attempt to prevent her reelection to be nearly prophetic. Certainly, it was evident that the congresswoman from Arizona's 8th Congressional District was adept at campaign fundraising and had an uncanny energy to work tirelessly on behalf of her constituents. She possessed passion, power, and perseverance that made her a shining star in the Democratic Party. But she had so much more from where those qualities came to show us....and she did, and she has, and she will continue to inspire.
Tuesday evening, after resigning from her seat in Congress in order to focus on her amazing recovery, she sat one more time among her fellow legislators to hear President Obama's State of the Union 2012 address. She was welcomed by her colleagues with huge admiration, and greeted by the president with joyous warmth. They were some beautiful moments that she richly deserved.
This OPW tribute is my humble way of honoring Gabrielle Giffords as she begins a new phase in her remarkable life. What a Democrat, what a Woman.....what a TIGER she is!