WASHINGTON (CNN)– Injured Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is among the one hundred people selected by TIME magazine for its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2011. President Barack Obama who also made that list wrote the tribute to her for the magazine.
"Gabrielle Giffords may not have been a household name. But the reason she has long been admired by people of all political stripes is that she embodies the best of what public service should be: hard work and fair play, hope and resilience, a willingness to listen and a determination to do your best in a busy world," Mr. Obama wrote.
How absolutely ludicrous... Right up there with Obama getting the Nobel Prize for doing NOTHING.
Joe Scarborogh made the list. That's really going to give him sore throat.
"The Day of reckoning"
you are right. I think, they should give the Nobel Prize to you, but I don't know if there is one for stupidity.
The congresswoman won a very tough relection in a largely republican district. She is a proven fighter and has done more for her constituents than reprobates like Michelle Bachmann, who has done squat in her district. And do not confuse infuential with celebrity. No one said she was a celebrity, Ricky. She is a gutsy person who deserves respect for all she has been through. And yes, influentrial in that she inspires others in ways that most elected officials fall way short.
I wonder how many conservatives and Tea Party activists made their list?!! After the 2010 election results,there should be a lot of them. Somehow I doubt Time recognized them...
The President continues to be an unmatched class act.
The Day of Reckoning etc is finally getting all th attention he never got as a child. More's the pity.
No disrespect, but how did Giffords make the list?? I never even HEARD of her before she was shot at that rally .She was shot... is that why? Then why doesn'yt anyone who gets shot make the list?
Here's what I like to see in elected officials that REPRESENT US ON THE WORLD STAGE. He thinks of others. He doesn't go around spouting lies and hate like the "other" side.