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January 10th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Rep. Giffords often advocated for "mindful" political rhetoric

Communications director for Representative Gabrielle Giffords, CJ Karamargin, was in the hospital room when the congresswomen made her first movements to show that she was alright.

Karamargin sits down with Kiran Chetry in Tucson explaining that Giffords held up two fingers in her first movements leading to some debate amongst her staff on whether it was a "V for victory or a peace sign." They settled on it meant both.

Filed under: Politics
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  1. cheryl

    What could have been. ' Christina's Call" had she been able to grow up and follow Rep. Gifford's compassion for politics. Maybe her first call to summons a meeting would state , Our nation is in dire need of more people who show consideration, kindness, courtesy and compassion. These positive actions can alter our lives and own attitude. A nation's positive spirit can generate great happiness and self-fulfillment simply by being truly kind to one another. "Christina's Call" . Acts of kindness, courtesy,consideration and compassion should start right now for Christina and the victims that went with her.

    January 11, 2011 at 5:45 am |
  2. Dan Giovannitti

    Why doesn't the media show the ads that were run against Congresswoman Giffords during the last campaign and who sponsored them. Wouldn't that give us some insight into what motivated that guy to pick her out. He might be crazy but he didn't choose a republican office holder.

    January 10, 2011 at 11:54 am |