By christina Wilkie - 06/08/11 11:40 PM EDT
So imagine the surprise when ITK received an email appeal to mark Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s (D-Ariz.) birthday Wednesday, which encouraged visitors to send actual, genuine birthday wishes. No hard ask in sight.
Even so, the note stands out amid the scores of birthday money bombs so often penned in the phony voice of the candidate’s child, a la former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), or spouse (paging Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.).
Giffords turned 41 Wednesday in a Houston rehabilitation center, where she’s recovering from a gunshot wound incurred Jan. 8.
ITK hopes Giffords had a very happy birthday.