Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
I had a dozen ideas for posts, but this is my only thought for today. My heart and my prayers are in Tucson, with Representative Giffords and her family and with the friends and families of those who were killed and injured.
Most of my working years have been spent in government work and as an avocation, working on political campaigns. I was sixteen at my first political event and forty-four years later I am still at press conferences, hearings and giving presentations describing public programs. Often I am at venues with metal detectors, but more often I and my colleagues are out meeting "the public," and there are no security arrangements in place. I like meeting people and being out in the community, but I am also very aware of the possible things that can happen, and sometimes tragically do.
Tucson, my heart and prayers are with you.