Thursday, September 6, 2012

Don't judge me

You might remember Gabby Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman shot in the head in Tuscon last year.  Here's her first post-shooting interview, with Diane Sawyer:

This was the last time I'd heard Giffords speak.  Tonight, she led the Pledge at the convention:

Well, to be honest, I wept like an infant.

Now, I have enough political cynicism and medical knowledge to accept the possibility that there are complex neurologic reasons she might be more successful at this kind of recitation than with spontaneous language, but darn it, it's inspiring how well she's doing.

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