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Thread #134829   Message #3070098
Posted By: pdq
08-Jan-11 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
For what it's worth, this quote is from an Israeli news site...

"Giffords was elected to Congress in the Democratic sweep in 2006. The first Jewish woman elected to Congress from the state, she made her Jewish identity part of her campaign.

'If you want something done, your best bet is to ask a Jewish woman to do it,' said Giffords, a former state senator, said at the time. 'Jewish women by our tradition and by the way we were raised have an ability to cut through all the reasons why something should, shouldn't or can't be done and pull people together to be successful.'

Giffords fought a hard election this year, against the national anti-incumbent, anti-Democratic mood. She tacked to the right of her party on immigration, saying border security was of primary consideration. The election was called in her favor weeks after the vote."