Time 100 list: Obama honors Giffords
April 21st, 2011
11:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Time 100 list: Obama honors Giffords

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.

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  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    How absolutely ludicrous... Right up there with Obama getting the Nobel Prize for doing NOTHING.

    April 21, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Joe Scarborogh made the list. That's really going to give him sore throat.

    April 21, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  3. Ex-republican

    "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.

    April 21, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Bill

    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.

    April 21, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    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...

    April 21, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    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.

    April 21, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. Northdakatax

    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?

    April 21, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    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.

    April 21, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |