Friday, November 4, 2011
In a resounding repudiation of Sarah Palin, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords declares in the new memoir, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, “I will get stronger. I will return.”
The book is written by Giffords’ husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, and details the excruciating effort Giffords has taken over the past 10 months to relearn how to walk and talk and her emotionally painful discovery that six people were killed in the Jan. 8 attack outside a Tucson, AZ grocery store.
Associated Press purchased an advance copy of the book. It is set for release Nov. 15.
Giffords delivers the last chapter; a single page of short sentences and phrases called “Gabby’s Voice” in which she says her goal is to get back to Congress.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had placed Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a firearms cross hairs map, targeting her for removal.
Giffords reportedly found the map disturbing. After the shootings, Kelly expressed his feelings about the cross hairs map to President Barack Obama. Kelly naively thought Palin might call to offer her condolences but, she never did.