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The Congresswoman was shot point-blank in the head while appearing at a constituent event this morning.  If you click on her banner, you will see the information about this event on her website.  The CNN story is here. According to a sheriff’s deputy, 17  others were also shot.  At the moment,  the Congresswoman is out of surgery.  Doctors are optimistic for her recovery.  Her District Director was among six people killed.

The Congresswoman had won re-election.  You would have to be living on Pluto not  know that the 112th Congress convened this past week.  The Congresswoman was doing exactly what she was elected to do – meeting with her constituents in her home district to listen and learn what they want her to do as their representative.

The reason we have elections is so that we can choose to hire or fire our representatives without resorting to bloodshed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, friends, colleagues, and the others who were injured and killed, their friends and families.  My Lord!  What is this country becoming?

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Candice is a Hillary Clinton Democrat.

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