The name of Michael Lemole, the University of Arizona neurosurgeon who’s been treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ brain injuries since the Jan. 8 shooting, may sound familiar to Palm Beachers.
That’s because Lemole’s mom and pop, heart surgeon Gerald Lemole and his wife, Emily, live in a $7.1 million house on The Island. They also own a more modest $3.5 million house, also in Palm Beach.
And while Michael is saving the life of the moderate Democratic congresswoman, Gerald and Emily are more into the far, far Right — including Tea Party goofball Christine O’Donnell!
According to campaign filings, Lemole’s parents have showered with thousands in contributions — $15,700 in 2010 alone — Tea Party candidates vying for national offices.
Ironically: Among their favorites are some of the very people whose controversial rhetoric and campaigns are said to provide a fertile ground for the likes of Jared Loughner, who allegedly injured Giffords and killed six others in Tucson.
Quite nosey to honest and has nothing to do with the fact he is saving U.S. Rep. Gifford's life. That should be all we care about, not where he vacations or his political preference.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 5:26 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
Answer by SabrinaBean at 5:26 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
It leads me to believe that there is far less rhetoric and vitriol than our media and elected representatives would like us to believe. After all, it seems to have made many 'take up' for one side or the other. Wag the dog.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:34 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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Answer by Sisteract at 5:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
It doesn't sound like a story that would interest me, regardless of whatever the tone is or where the story was published. Why should I care about the parents of the doctor in charge of the congresswoman's recovery, where they life, how much they own or how they spend their money? How does that in any way relate to her, the shooting, or her recovery?
Answer by jsbenkert at 6:34 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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Answer by agentwanda at 6:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2011