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Tammy Duckworth

  • Zippy Tu Yu

    Someone forgot to include that she's a Flaming Liberal Idiot Too !

These are the kinds of people who inspire me. Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress on Tuesday, representing the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Never let life, or anyone, tell you that you can't.

President Obama & U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, Illinois.

Illinois nominee for Congress Tammy Duckworth leaves the stage after speaking during day one of the DNC.

Should Duckworth win, she would be the first-ever woman injured in combat to be elected to national office. The 44-year-old trilingual daughter of a Marine and a Thai immigrant represents: the changing face of America, a potential leader for the rights of women and immigrants, and a champion of assistance to the poor, jobless, and disabled. "She could play a key role nationally like no one else," says Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), one of her political mentors.

Remember this lady? Most don't. Was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. Lost to Al Gore... #fem2