Posts Tagged ‘Gabby Giffords’

22nd January
2012
written by Sean Noble

This is an incredibly touching video.  Gabby has shown true courage and poise, and that is on display here.  Knowing that politics is the worst place for keeping things quiet, kudos to her husband and staff for managing this roll out under her own terms.  Well done. Obviously, this will create a mad rush of political activity in Tucson, but for now, it’s Gabby’s time.

God speed, Gabby. We continue to pray for your complete recovery.

Gabby's Departure Video

22nd November
2011
written by Sean Noble

Christmas comes earlier and earlier each year.  Thanksgiving is being wiped out by “Black Friday” which is actually now starting on Thanksgiving Day.  I’m all for economic activity, but this is getting a little absurd.

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The “failure” of the super committee didn’t happen yesterday, it happened when it was created as a part of the deal to raise the debt limit back in August.  It was a terrible idea, and did exactly what Washington is best at doing: punting on the tough issues.

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Friday Night Lights is one of the best TV shows in recent memory.  Why is it that I never start a show from it’s beginning?  My favorite shows have mostly been those that I discovered long into their run (Lost) or already canceled (Arrested Development).

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The defeat of State Senator Russell Pearce in the recall, the ousting and then re-instatement of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Chairman, the future of Rep. Gabby Giffords, among other things proves that Arizona politics is not likely to get boring anytime soon.

14th November
2011
written by Sean Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First she survived the worst year for Democrats in Congress since 1938 by winning re-election.  Weeks later, she survived being shot in the head at point blank range by a raving madman.

Now she demonstrates a strength of will that is nothing short of a miracle.

Gabby Giffords’ survival is amazing.  It is proof that she has much more to accomplish on this earth.

As I read the cover story of this week’s People magazine and then watched the Diane Sawyer special, I realized that we really never know what our life holds in store.  In Gabby’s case, it is incredible adversity and showing the true grit to overcome that adversity.

I’ll never forget that fateful Saturday morning.  I had just landed in Phoenix and was walking up the sidewalk to the PF Changs at Norterra Shoppes for an early lunch with my kids.  I got a text from a friend that simply read “Urgent. Call me.”

I called and my mouth dropped in shock in hearing the news that Congresswoman Giffords had been shot.

Now, ten months later, to see her, and to hear her, is inspiring.  Her love of life, her love of her husband Mark, her complete strength in the face of the worst of adversity demonstrates absolute courage.  She is a survivor.

We don’t know whether she will run for Congress again.  In the end, it doesn’t matter.  She has left an indelible mark on this world that a mere Member of Congress could only dream of.

Stay strong, Gabby. We’re praying for you, cheering for you and, most of all, forever grateful for the inspiration and miracle that you are to all of us.