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Keith Olbermann spoke with Daniel Hernandez following last night's memorial service in Tucson about the Congresswoman's recovery and his thoughts about Obama deeming him a hero.

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  1. Does anyone else see the irony in this tragedy? In Arizona, the state that has been the de facto "face" of recent political gay bashing (DADT-McCain) and Racism (their highly controversial immigration law), a white straight man shoots a member of congress who then has her life saved by a gay Hispanic American. It's poetic.

    Posted by: John | Jan 13, 2011 9:20:43 AM


  2. He's a teriffic kid. I trust we haven't heard the last of him. We desperately need more people to speak up for our better self.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 13, 2011 9:26:09 AM


  3. Can't he just be a admirable young man who remained extraordinarily poised during a terrible moment instead of being constantly announced on this site as the "gay Giffords intern"?

    Posted by: Robbie | Jan 13, 2011 9:50:06 AM


  4. John, I too saw the irony and the fact that our Governor & staff obviously has egg all over their faces. Don't forget she has consistently bashed and been rude to our President ever since he became President. Despite all the back-stabbing she did to him and then for him to come to our state and speak eloquently and praise our citizens speaks volume as to a better leader than she will ever be. Also did anyone see John McCain? I saw the wife but not him.

    Posted by: KMC | Jan 13, 2011 10:04:51 AM


  5. @ KMC - Kyl was there but I didn't see McCain. He must be busy supervising DADT repeal.

    What wounded soldier wouldn't want Daniel
    Hernandez there to help?

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Jan 13, 2011 10:26:01 AM


  6. John, I couldn't agree with you more

    Posted by: Derek | Jan 13, 2011 10:49:58 AM


  7. Mccain was there, sitting next to Cindy.

    Posted by: Damen | Jan 13, 2011 10:52:15 AM


  8. I take it back - McCain was there. You can see him in the second row as the President praises Daniel Hernandez. he looks bitter and dyspeptic, as usual. It's almost as if he's incapable of having a positive human emotion.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Jan 13, 2011 10:54:44 AM


  9. When is he going to be able to run for something so I can vote for him?

    Posted by: jpeckjr | Jan 13, 2011 11:00:00 AM


  10. John, I entirely agree, but you forgot to also note that Arizona is one of the most pro-gun states in terms of both culture and law. You don't even need a permit to obtain a weapon with 31 rounds like the glock this headcase purchased with no problem. You need more training and certification to get behind the wheel of a car than you do to obtain a weapon intended for killing mass amounts of people. And be clear, that is all this kind of weapon is good for, not hunting, not self-defense, but gunning down a large amount of human beings.

    Aren't we glad the assault weapons ban was allowed to expire?

    Posted by: Wes | Jan 13, 2011 11:00:58 AM


  11. So, as an intern, if you save the life of your boss, shouldn't you at least be promoted!

    Posted by: Chrissypoo | Jan 13, 2011 11:58:32 AM


  12. I sure hope this isn't Daniel's 15 minutes of fame. We want more of him! He's only 20, though, and we should encourage him to finish his schooling!

    Posted by: Cheryl | Jan 13, 2011 6:53:44 PM


  13. Hey, Wes, Giffords owns a Glock. Are you saying she shouldn't be allowed? She is pro gun rights.

    I don't know about what it takes to purchase a handgun in other states, but in Arizona, you can't be a convicted felon, drug addict, documented mental case (sorry, dont' know the proper term), etc. You have to go through a waiting period and background check. Is it any different than any other state that allows handgun sales? What's this permit thing BEFORE purchasing? i'm not familiar.

    I do agree that the lack of training is obscene. Being the pro-Giffords (e.g. liberal but gun-friendly), I strongly encourage our state to mandate gun safety/education in public schools. If we're going to allow guns to flow, we need to educate everyone. I think it would help in general (not specifically in this case, though).

    Posted by: Cheryl | Jan 13, 2011 7:03:36 PM


  14. LOVE THIS GUY! Wow, so articulate for a 20 year old. Very poised and smart. This kid is going places!

    Posted by: isaacben | Jan 14, 2011 12:11:24 AM


  15. How so unusual to see a young American show so much humbleness and poise.

    He makes me proud of our country's future.

    Posted by: FunMe | Jan 14, 2011 1:27:18 AM


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