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January 22, 2012

Gabby Giffords Steps Down… Then Up

Well, I got emotional.

You’d have to have a pretty cold heart not to feel the ache in each transition in the between Giffords then and Giffords now. At the same time, however, this video does feel all that much like a thank you and farewell. Try watching the first fifteen seconds again, with the Western montage, and then Gabby beginning: “Arizona is my home.”

Given the format, the music, the length, it’s almost indistinguishable from a campaign video. Now, you might say the ad style simply pays respects to her passion, dedication to the role, and her reluctance to let it go. I think it’s a lot more savvy than than that, though. (You recall the famous: “Hello, I must be going!” line?) Given how the recovery and rehab have been as heedful media-wise as medically, this reads like a formal re-introduction — and notice that,  if and as soon as it’s humanly possible, Gabby’s back in the ring.

  • Anonymous

    She’ll be back. Just the difference between the last TV interview and this video is nothing short of remarkable. What a woman!

  • bks

    Gun Nut 1, USA 0

        –bks

  • bks

    Gun Nut 1, USA 0

        –bks

  • Anamerican

    She’s very brave, capable and determined and I don’t doubt that she’s going to be politically involved in some way, but she has a much longer, steeper road ahead of her than most people can begin to imagine. This is a subject I know something about. I’m just happy she’s alive.

  • Jesclm

    bks is right.  I feel so sorry for her and her family.  That being said, where can the average person get the care she is getting.  Her and her husband worked very hard and did great things that we just dream about.  I just wish everyone had the same medical care and not have to worry about eating, a place to live.  But like Mr Brady, it won’t mean a thing to the Congress, and NRA, and other “movers and shakers.”  Same old song and dance, business as usual, a week from now people won’t even remember her….until something happens again….and it will!

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