All of us -- myself included -- are still reeling emotionally from yesterday's nightmare in Tucson. We express our deep condolences are for those who lost loved ones. and we pray for those like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who are fighting for their life. There will be plenty of time for talking about the rhetoric of rage in America, and when we do have that conversation I hope it will be a rational one. But this afternoon is a time to focus on grief and the tragedy of what was taken from this earth in just a matter of seconds.
The loss of Christina Green -- born in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001 -- is sad beyond belief.