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Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford [sic] stay out of my towns!!" wrote state Rep. DebraLee Hovey on her Facebook page, according to the Hartford Courant. Hovey, a Republican whose district includes a small bit of Newtown, said the visit must be political because two Democrats, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, were there but she hadn't been invited. "ALL political types KNOW it is courteous to let sitting Reps know when another political is in their District," Hovey added. Note that Newtown's Republican first selectwoman was at the gathering. We can't imagine why they didn't invite this one local official who has the decorum of a crazy cat lady. (Hovey later apologized and set her Facebook profile to private.)
By Nick Keppler
January 15, 2013