Friday, February 10, 2012

Missing the Point

Today the US Navy announced that a ship was to be named in honor of former Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. The Arizona Representative was wounded in a shooting over a year ago.

In the weeks that followed the attack, political leaders from all sides called for an end to political rhetoric that had become increasingly rancorous and violent.

As my friend Trent pointed out on Twitter, naming a warship after someone who was violently attacked and shot is kind of, ahem, off target.

What honor does this bring Mrs. Giffords? America would be a better place if she were to decline the honor, and explain why.

How about the Veteran's Administration naming a neurology center after the Congresswoman instead?