Word came out yesterday that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Tucson had spoken for the first time, asking for toast. I certainly hope she got her burnt bread, but here's an additional toast, unsubtly influenced by the news today (coincidentally?) that Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona has decided not to run for re-election in 2012:
"Here's to you, Representative Giffords! Thanks for your courageous public service and the good grace with which you've addressed all your challenges, both before the cruel assault and afterwards. May you have a speedy, full recovery, and, if it's possible and if it's what you want, May you be our next U.S. Senator from Arizona!"