Obamas Meet Privately With Gabrielle Giffords

President and first lady spend about 10 minutes with her
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2011 4:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama and the first lady didn't get to see a shuttle launch today, but they did get to meet the day's star spectator. The Obamas met privately for about 10 minutes with Gabrielle Giffords, reports CBS News. The White House didn't provide any details. It's not clear whether Giffords will remain in Florida while NASA tries again on Endeavour, which won't be until Monday at the earliest.

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Before entering Giffords' room, the Obamas met with her husband and Endeavour commander Mark Kelly. "I bet you were hoping to see a rocket launch today," Kelly said to the president, who responded, "We were hoping to see you." (Read more Gabrielle Giffords stories.)

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