Gabrielle Giffords Now Able To Curse Out Guy Who Shot Her In Head
Here's an important development in the 2012 race to replace retiring Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl: Gabrielle Giffords can now speak,or at least lip sync and "verbalize" words. She is making progress. She is progressive. She delights progressives with her progress. So will Giffords hurry up and get in shape so she can run for Senate? Because that's what this whole thing is all about, right, the horse race? People are waiting, and they need to know that Giffords is still able to deliver speeches and walk and be attractive. "A longtime friend who has been helping her through her rehabilitation videotaped her mouthing the words to 'Happy Birthday to You.'" Yeah, that's not good enough. You've got to give the bundlers some red meat so they can fundraise.
In long days that begin with breakfast at 7, Ms. Giffords, 40, has beaten one of her nurses at tic-tac-toe
Aides conduct bedside briefings for her, telling her about the events unfolding in Egypt, for instance, and the decision by Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, not to run for re-election next year.
“We tell her everything that’s going on,” Ms. Carusone said.
Woah woah woah, don't let her get too informed. That's not senatorial. Keep her completely ignorant of her surroundings. That's what senators do. [NYT]