A Get-Well Card Doesn’t Cut It

This post first appeared as “Hubby: Boehner Shunned Wounded Gabby” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

John Boehner

It looks highly unlikely that we will ever chance upon Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, having a friendly beer with Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Gawker noticed that The Hill published excerpts from Kelly’s new book, “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” that clearly showed that Kelly is more than a little miffed at the lack of support the Republican Boehner has shown his Democratic colleague since she was shot in the head last January.

For example, Boehner neglected to visit Giffords when he came to Houston, where she was in rehabilitation, to watch a basketball game. And all she got from him was “a simple get-well card” a few days after the attack. Would it have been that difficult for Boehner to have picked up the phone a few times over the months to call and ask how she was doing?

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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