It makes sense that this story would come out of News Corp.'s new iPad-only paper, The Daily. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona lawmaker, met with Elizabeth Saab just a couple of weeks before she was shot on January 8. During the interview, Giffords mostly talked about how much she loves her iPad. During her long commutes to work, she used the Apple tablet to get her work done. Now that she's recovering at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital, Giffords is using the device to look at pictures.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is doing "rigorous" speech therapy every day and her recovery is progressing -- thanks at least a little bit in part to her favorite gadget: the iPad.

A few weeks before the congresswoman was shot in a Tucson, Ariz., rampage, she told The Daily that she bonded with her husband, Mark Kelly, over their new iPad. Giffords and her husband enjoyed sitting in bed with their tablet computer, she told The Daily in an in-camera interview conducted in the rotunda of the Capitol.

During her recovery, Giffords has been using her iPad to look at pictures -- which her neurologist, Dr. Michael Lemole, told reporters two weeks ago was a "fantastic" advance as it showed "higher cognitive function."

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H/T The Unofficial Apple Weblog.