WASHINGTON -- US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona has been elected to the Blue Dog Democrats.
The conservative and moderate Blue Dogs can be helpful when they stick to fiscal responsibility issues. They can be harmful when they veer off on some social, defense and environmental issues.
Good luck, Congresswoman Giffords, as a part of the Blue Dogs. Please try to keep them more on the moderate track, not too conservative.
US Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) was also trying to join the Blue Dogs, but was not elected.