Tag Archives: Giffords

Astronaut Mark Kelly says he won’t run for political office

Astronaut Mark Kelly says he won’t run for political office, leaving politics to his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.

It was a terrible tragedy that Giffords was so seriously injured in the Tucson shooting in January. However, I am completely baffled why people think this incident has somehow elevated the qualifications of both her and her husband for higher office. How does getting shot in the head make you a better leader/executive? It is absurd. If anything, this injury should sadly force us to question her ability to continue in office. As for her husband, mere name recognition isn’t enough. I respect him for recognizing that and bowing out.

Obama will attend last Endeavour launch; Rep. Giffords also expected

Politicians go sightseeing: Obama will attend the last Endeavour launch; Rep. Giffords is also expected to attend.

Giffords makes sense, as her husband will be on the flight. Obama is merely taking another of his numerous breaks from work to get a last look at a program he helped kill.