Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has been named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 "most influential" people. Her bio was written by President Obama. I feel bad for what happened to her, and I wish her a full recovery (although I don't wish her back in Congress since she never met a war spending bill she didn't like), but is she really one of the world's 100 most influential people?
Congressional creeps Paul Ryan and John Boehner are both on the list. Although I loathe them, they are certainly influential people. The most influential member of Congress didn't make the list: Ron Paul.