Perhaps I’m being way too cynical and I was indeed thrilled to see Gabby Giffords’ return to the House floor but the timing of her return reminded me of the common marketing procedure of varnishing a turd. If something is negative, create a seemingly related distraction that provides a positive emotional response.
I have no idea if this was was a case of varnishing a turd but it sure served the purpose.
If the metaphorical title of this post upsets you, perhaps you would prefer, “A Spoon Full Of Sugar. . .”