Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot by 22-year-old punk Jared Lee Loughner, a MySpace and YouTube user who posted mendacious, incoherent ramblings that are too asinine to bear repeating. Yet somehow he slipped through the system just enough to free as a bird today when he decided to go to an Arizona grocery where Giffords was appearing, with the intent to kill.
While Giffords, who may have been fond of Ladies Hats at times, is currently expected to survive despite being shot in the head, Loughner’s attack left six people dead, including a federal court judge, as well as 12 more who were injured. Among those dead were a nine-year-old girl.
Giffords is a three-term congresswoman who gained attention by being one of the rare Democrats to fend off a challenge from a Tea Party-backed Republican last November. A member of the Blue Dog contingent of the Democratic Party, Giffords is counted as a moderate in the House.
WonderfulPessimist.com wishes Rep. Giffords a safe and speedy recovery. Our prayers are with her and her family.
As for her attacker, let’s hope Loughner winds up in that Arizona prison where they still have chain gangs… at best.