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Wilson's Wife: 'Joe, Who's the Nut That Hollered Out, 'You Lie'?'

By Garance Franke-Ruta
Roxanne Wilson, wife of controversial South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, said her first impression of the person who interrupted President Obama's speech to Congress last week was that he was a "nut."

It was only after the speech she learned that nut was her husband.

"Joe called me after the speech on Wednesday night and I said, 'Joe, who's the nut that hollered out, "You lie" or "You Liar"?' " Roxanne Wilson said in a Web video released Tuesday morning by Wilson's congressional reelection campaign.

"And he goes, 'It was me.' And I said, 'No, really, who did it?' I couldn't believe that Joe would say that."

The video is a biographical spot that appears designed as an attempt to soften Wilson's image in advance of a possible House floor vote later today censuring him for his outburst.

The two "met at teenage Republican camp," Roxanne Wilson said. "I had a crush on him since 1966." She goes on to describe her husband as "a wonderful father" who "adores the boys" and "works so hard."

"He is very passionate," she said, explaining his outburst as Wilson himself did in an earlier Web video as a result of the overspill of passions from the summer's town hall meetings.

"My husband doesn't deserve the treatment that he's getting from Congress," she said, emphasizing that "Joe apologized ... and I'm very appreciative that the president accepted his apology and I think the president has been very gracious to my husband in accepting his apology."

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 15, 2009; 11:42 AM ET
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Wilson is a fine man. He erred in blurting out somewhat rudely the truth that Obama was lying. Obama was lying. Wilson apologized. Folks who now charge that Wilson's motive was "racist" are the real racists here. Usually its racists who scream racism first.

WILSON FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: WmJLePetomane | September 16, 2009 1:05 PM
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Li'l Willy, I also recall your threads swearing that President Obama, with his surname, would never be elected President. We see how that worked out for you. Wilson for President? Just like getting Palin elected to the Oval Office. LOL!

Posted by: meldupree | September 16, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Just because she was saddled with a loser doesn't mean we should be inflicted with him. P.S. Roxie -- you're a politicians's wife; NEVER confess to having a passionate husband!!

Posted by: joneshn | September 16, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Wilson, the fact that you asked your husband, "Who's the nut who yelled . . . " means you married a nut. You err in stating Rep. Wilson does not deserve the treatment he is getting from other members of Congress. You are correct that President Obama is a gracious man in accepting your husband's insincere apology (much more so than most people, including myself).

Posted by: meldupree | September 16, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

"The two met at teenage Republican camp"

That says it all. Teenage republican camp must be a lot like Hitler Youth Camp.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | September 16, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Are she and he clones? What an ugly couple. I guess this is what the country has come to expect from South Carolina pols.

Posted by: mortified469 | September 16, 2009 1:26 PM
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It undercuts your argument against Rep. Wilson's breach of propriety to resort to a gratuitous insult directed at his wife.

The fact is that civility in this country has left the building along with Elvis. People who ARE civil, like Obama and McCain, are quaint, anachronistic. As a people, we'd much rather snarl and curse, and with the Internet, there's no recourse to hold us in check! We're all Leo Durocher now, last guys finish last, and d**n if WE'RE finishing last. Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser; well, goodbye sportsmanship...

I read in a Canadian web page (it figures) that just because you do not respect someone does not mean you cannot or should not be civil towards them. What a concept. Maybe then we could examine competing ideas instead of spending our time figuring out our next retort.

And JakeD, I am disappointed in you. Rep. Wilson was flat out wrong. That he agrees with you politically mitigates his breach not one iota. I honestly thought you were better than that, particularly since you said you were a member of the bar and an officer of the court. You cannot simultaneously defend Rep. Wilson and uphold high standards of personal conduct. We went from senators beating other senators with cudgels on the Senate floor to a civil war; civility, even feigned, means something and has value.

Posted by: gbooksdc | September 16, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The fact that this man can raise over a million dollars from being a complete jerk is a true testament to how many whack jobs there are out there.

Posted by: dan1005 | September 16, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Can we please move on to other, more worthwhile discussions? The two people invloved, Wilson and Obama have dealt with it.

We have REAL problems to solve.

Posted by: facts-please | September 16, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Of course, the long and short of it, she agrees with most of us that only a "Nut" would shout down the President during a joint address to Congress.

Posted by: thomp | September 16, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I think you both are wrong, to my eye, it looks like a still from HD video. Which leads me to believe C-SPAN, or whoever does the video at the Capital, has some courtesy. Although, I would like to see him ramping up to shout, shouting and the non-verbal of him and those around him afterwards.

If it were from a still photographer, I believe there would be a photo credit given. Also the "grain," or noise, looks more like HD video than a still camera.

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Posted by: wizard2 | September 16, 2009 1:18 AM
As a recent article in "Psychology Today" pointed out, this was not an "emotional outburst," it was planned.

No one was paying any special attention to Wilson before this event, or up until that moment. There were more than 500 representatives, and other guests with the President's wife -- all much more interesting and newsworthy subjects.

But there is a photo of Wilson in the midst of this action, which lasted less than one second. Wilson is perfectly centered, in sharp focus. His mouth is still open.

The photographer was waiting for that shot, not responding to the action.

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Posted by: telecomic | September 16, 2009 10:07 AM
There are dozens of photographers assigned to cover every Presidential and Congressional action. Many are assigned to simply shoot reaction shots of the audience. The photographers are using high-end digital single lens reflex cameras and lenses that allow them to focus on the entire gallery or specific sections. The photo that had accompanied the story was most certainly edited to center on Rep. Wilson.The photo is less of a preplanned action by Wilson as merely photographers and editors doing their jobs.

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Posted by: thomp | September 16, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Met at a teenage Republican camp? Talk about indoctrination.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 16, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse


Are she and he clones? What an ugly couple. I guess this is what the country has come to expect from South Carolina pols.


Posted by: mortified469 | September 16, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

What I got from this is that Joe Wilson is the best husband that Roxanne Wilson currently has.

Posted by: mbmclaughlin | September 16, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Is this a WaPo or a JakeD forum? Does he post 50 comments a day? More? Doesn't he work or, more likely, go to school? I'm fairly new here and am curious. I notice that he uses "ad hominem" all the time. What's with that? Kind of like that strange guy "ekim" with his constant "tingly leg".

Posted by: billalves714 | September 16, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Wilson is a fine man. He erred in blurting out somewhat rudely the truth that Obama was lying. Obama was lying. Wilson apologized. Folks who now charge that Wilson's motive was "racist" are the real racists here. Usually its racists who scream racism first.

WILSON FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: WmJLePetomane | September 16, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

For JakeD: Please continue to support Rep. Wilson by sending him your spare change. He represents the same South Carolina recently featured in national news by a U.S. senator who doesn't know the Appalachians from the Andes--I guess that's because they both start with the letter "A". The legislative misbehaviors of current Republican legislators--who've adopted the Nancy Reagan-esque "just say no" to their legislative duties, as well as because of their juvenile behavior exhibitions--will not bode well for Republicans, either in 2010 or 2012. If the Republicans continue their anal-retentive legislative behavior they'll go the way of the Whigs: I'd bet that a large majority of the American electorate will simply say, "So long; close the door on your way out."

Posted by: marc85 | September 16, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

"And I ain't even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife." - lyrics to Uneasy Rider. Why is that rednecks think that getting their wives to vouch for them somehow makes a difference. This guy is just displaying the Republican Family Value of hate. Although, what he cried out is much nicer than what I've actually heard from other hate mongers. By the way, W did out and out lie to the American public and thousands of our brave citizens are DEAD and MAIMED!!! and our taxpayers have foot the bill form TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!!!! lost in the Iraq. Where was Wilson when that was going on?????

Posted by: jimat2nd | September 16, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Ma'am,

You declare that your husband doesn't deserver this kind of treatement.

I wonder how Michelle Obama feels about your Husband's treatment of her husband.

He called his(the president's) veracity into question. Is that ANY way to treat the Leader of the free world?

Now shut up and sit down, lady.

Your DH deserves every micron of what he's being treated like, or have you forgotten what respect means? Try it sometime.

No, not respect for you, respect for OTHER people - people OTHER than yourselves.

Posted by: pgibson1 | September 16, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Officially acknowledging (censuring) Wilson's lack of respect and decorum while at the same time vigorously continuing pursuit of health care reform are not mutually exclusive. For those out there who have experienced that small, vocal, persistent percentage of the American population that is averse to "x" segment of the population succeeding (whether based on race, gender, religion, etc) and treats them with an incredible and persistent level of lack of respect and/or contempt just for their mere presence, perhaps there is a shared sentiment that SOMETHING needs to be done. This -- censure -- is a small but symbolic action to let Wilson (and others who do the same thing) understand that what he did was NOT acceptable. Nor was it a misunderstanding, or gee whiz I just this once lost control (his history does not suggest that, at all). No excuses. No explaining away. (His wife's cute comments aside). Wilson deserves censure. (And not everyone who opposes health care reform falls into this category, at all or by any stretch. Indeed there is sizable, legitimate, well-spoken, civil expression of dissent on this issue. Amen for that. I do not see Wilson falling into this category, however, as much as he'd like to portray it that way).

Posted by: VirginiaReader1 | September 16, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

shantybird and maq1:

The House Rules do not differentiate whether the President is physically present or not. If Rep. Wilson (R-SC) violated that Rule, then so did Rep. Pete Stark. I'm not saying that two wrongs make a right, but the Rules need to be enforced consistently. Next time a Dem calls a GOP President "liar" I hope you remember to feign the same outrage.

Posted by: JakeD | September 16, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan would be appalled at the lack of decorum showed by Joe Wilson and the last I checked, the GOP was still proud of Reagan & his legacy.

So why give Wilson a pass? Or campaign contributions? Especially when independent fact checkers have shown he was not only uncivil but wrong in his famous accusation. Is being "loud" really all that great if it comes at the price of being honest and professional?

Posted by: sarahabc | September 16, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

JakeD wrote: "Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) is a hypocrite! He called GWB a liar on the floor when the House was in session too."

What was so rude about Wilson's outburst was that he interrupted the President while he was addressing Congress. Major differences in what Stark did: 1) Stark had the floor to speak. He didn't interrupt anyone. 2)He didn't call Bush a liar; he said that Republicans in general were telling lies about the Iraq war.

Plus, the audio doesn't match the video in the FOX link you posted!

Posted by: shantybird | September 16, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

her devotion is so special..yawn..

Posted by: w04equals666 | September 16, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

@ wizard2:

The photographer was waiting for that shot, not responding to the action. >>>>

There are dozens of photographers assigned to cover every Presidential and Congressional action. Many are assigned to simply shoot reaction shots of the audience. The photographers are using high-end digital single lens reflex cameras and lenses that allow them to focus on the entire gallery or specific sections. The photo that had accompanied the story was most certainly edited to center on Rep. Wilson. Most likely the editor used Photoshop, but there are tons of free applications like Picasa, MS Paint or GIMP that would do the exact same thing.

The photo is less of a preplanned action by Wilson as merely photographers and editors doing their jobs.

Posted by: telecomic | September 16, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Teenage Republican camp????
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!! I can't get over that. I didn't know one existed!

Posted by: forgetthis | September 16, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Sorry JakeD - that's xinunus who's full of crap - my apologies

Posted by: rikkirat | September 16, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

JakeD - you're so full of crap with your twisted numbers - why not go to the NIH website to learn more about those numbers...

http://www.nchc.org/facts/coverage.shtml

Posted by: rikkirat | September 16, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Just remember, the tables may be turned on those who lack civility and manners in Congress. If behavior such as Wilson's is allowed, then the gloves will come off and it will be tit for tat.

There is a way to disagree without being a "nut".

Posted by: Utahreb | September 16, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Now, I know why the GOP is known as the party of frustrated old white Southerners, loosing their bearings, unable to adjust to a multicultural America, immigrant bashing, homophobic & adhering to a far right Taliban, fundamentalist evangelical Christian agenda.

Posted by: yog2541 | September 16, 2009 8:20 AM | Report abuse

How many martinis did it take them to come up with this crock?

Posted by: DGSPAMMAIL | September 16, 2009 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Joe's apology is about as sincere as that of a petulant five year old when told to apologize for smacking his sister. Joe's wife was right that first time -- who WAS that nut?

Joe's an ass and all his wife does is sully herself by condoning his terrible behavior.

Posted by: truble2301 | September 16, 2009 6:37 AM | Report abuse

too bad more of those didn't occur...i meant to say...come to think of it...if more of those had occurred the gene pool would be better and there would be less republicans!

Posted by: kiler616 | September 16, 2009 2:20 AM | Report abuse

let me ask....at these "youth camps"...do they teach the youth the true version of U.S. history...or do they grow up believing that George Custer was a good injun killer instead of a freak who would gallop into villages with his equally sick and freakish soldiers massacring mostly women and children while the warriors were too busy defending their families to even fight......Little Big Horn was a good thing....it's too more of those didn't occur.

Posted by: kiler616 | September 16, 2009 2:18 AM | Report abuse

wow...he met his wife at a teenage republican camp?........that sounds like one step away from the hitler youth.....that is weird..really weird.Being cuban and having seen the effects of political indoctrination at "youth camps" i would never send my kids to any "government youth camp".....read ,learn and analyze what you learn to make up your mind...don't follow some set rule on how to think...youth camp...geez.Who organized it...Jim Jones?...was the kool aid good?

Posted by: kiler616 | September 16, 2009 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson can raise however much he wants. He broke the rules -- rules that no one has broken in 220 years -- and he will be censured.

He -- and the rest of the lunatic fringe -- need to understand that actions have consequences.

You can't act irresponsibly by yelling like a lunatic in a chamber of Congress and not expect to be held responsible. Any halfway decent parent would have taught their child to know better.

Posted by: maq1 | September 16, 2009 1:30 AM | Report abuse

"Democrats in Washington would rather attack Congressman Joe Wilson for his emotional outburst at President Barack Obama..."

As a recent article in "Psychology Today" pointed out, this was not an "emotional outburst," it was planned.

No one was paying any special attention to Wilson before this event, or up until that moment. There were more than 500 representatives, and other guests with the President's wife -- all much more interesting and newsworthy subjects.

But there is a photo of Wilson in the midst of this action, which lasted less than one second. Wilson is perfectly centered, in sharp focus. His mouth is still open.

The photographer was waiting for that shot, not responding to the action.

Posted by: wizard2 | September 16, 2009 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's political theatre to censure Wilson, but at the same
Wilson's so-called "outburst" was a taudry premeditated feint, in violation of Congressional rules. And no, boos of Bush -- or before that, of Clinton -- were not the same.

Still, I'm most bemused by his wife's comments.

Somehow I doubt she would have accepted an apology from her husband for something he'd done to her that was as insincere as the one he released to the public, especially if he'd explained that he'd only proffered it because he was forced to do so. by his party's leaders.

Posted by: thmas | September 15, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I am glad JakeD thinks that Waters and Kucinich are level headed, I can not even agree with him on that one. Stark may be a hypocrite but there will need a more reliable source than Fox to prove it. There will also be need for a more reliable reporter than Jake.

All bets were off before the vote! You take your readers for fools, Jake. You may think I am for belittling your amoral wisdom but not everyone is.

Posted by: Gator-ron | September 15, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

At least there were 23 level-headed Democrats who didn't vote for the "disapproval" of Rep. Wilson (R-SC):

Arcuri, Delahunt, Giffords, Hinchey, Hodes, Kucinich, Maffei, Massa, McDermott, Moore, Taylor, Teague, Engel, Foster, Frank, Shea-Porter, Skelton, Ackerman, Lynch, Sestak, Tanner, Velázquez, and (shockingly) Maxine Waters (D-CA).

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) is a hypocrite!

He called GWB a liar on the floor when the House was in session too.

http://www.thefoxnation.com/pete-stark/2009/09/15/flashback-pete-stark-d-calif-calls-bush-liar-house-floor

Why the double standard?!

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The United States House of Representatives just passed the resolution formally "disapprov[ing]" of Rep. Wilson, by a vote of 240 to 179, so I say that ALL BETS ARE OFF! The Republicans should not give an inch from here on out. Make the Dems fight for everything and own Obamacare all by themselves.

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

madest: "ad hominem" (against the person) is a logical fallacy not limited to attacking someone's character -- rather than provide any backup from a variety of other sources that would have documented such behavior had it occurred (it is irrelevant when YouTube was created as there were newspapers and TV in existence at the time) you attack the messenger -- exactly what you are accusing Rep. Wilson of doing BTW.

Besides, regardless of whether other Reps have said anything similar to Clinton, or Dems did to Bush, neither side has ever been the subject of a formal reprimand for it -- that's my point -- according to the Office of the House Historian, this would be the first time in the 220-year history of the House that a member had been admonished for speaking out while the president was giving an address.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gTWB1M9VPOte4M77spW7Z62NsGyQD9ANV0PG0

You see how I backup my claims rather than resorting to any personal attacks against you?

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, You used "ad hominem" wrong. It means to attack someones character. I attacked your extremely short memory and equally short penis. Look I said there was no youtube in Clinton's era. You can't remember the republican boo's because you have the Newt Gingrich republican philosophy. He talks about balancing the budget as if Americans have forgotten the check kiting scandal... We remember Newty.

Posted by: madest | September 15, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

http://www.palmettoscoop.com/2009/09/15/roxanne-wilson-im-proud-of-my-husband/

WIFE OF CONGRESSMAN DEFENDS HUSBAND’S ACTIONS

Democrats in Washington would rather attack Congressman Joe Wilson for his emotional outburst at President Barack Obama than find a real solution to health care reform.

That’s the message from Wilson’s wife Roxanne in an email sent to supporters and media Tuesday.

“The night of the President’s speech I called Joe and asked him who had made the ‘You lie!’ comment. When he told me it was him – I couldn’t believe it,” Roxanne Wilson said in the email. “But as we talked about the issue and how it would affect our family, I realized that Joe was speaking from the heart. After holding some of the largest town halls in the nation he returned to Washington encouraged to stand up for those Americans who needed a voice.”

The email included a link to a new web video on Wilson’s campaign website. In the video, Roxanne Wilson explains her relationship with her husband and said that, while “he chose the wrong time and place to express this emotion,” his cause is justified.

“He made a mistake,” she said. “He has apologized. The President has graciously accepted his apology.”

House Democrats have threatened to admonish Wilson if he does not apologize to Obama on the House floor for calling the president a liar during a nationally-televised health care address to a joint session of Congress.

But, according to Wilson, “Democrats in Washington continue to drag him through the mud.”

Undeterred, however, Wilson said her husband will fight on against the personal attacks.

“I’m proud of my husband. Our family is proud of their father. Our nation is proud of Congressman Joe Wilson.”

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Vote is coming up. BTW: it would have been more than $1.5 million that Rep. Wilson raised but for a DDos attack over the weekend:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138041/Company_hosting_Joe_Wilson_fundraising_site_recovers_from_DDoS_attack

At least the site is back up now. I just sent Rep. Wilson ANOTHER donation and note to hold strong after the Dems "reprimand" him today for less-offensive action than many Dems who have never been repremanded -- they will never "expel" him, though, because they know that he would come back on a bigger wave than Newt rode in '94 -- talk about a hypocritical double standard. Rep. Wilson should bring up the issue whether Obama is even a natural-born citizen and, therefore, whether any House rule was broken.

P.S. to madest:

That's OK if you'd rather resort to ad hominem personal attacks than debate in a civil manner (ironic you are complaining about Rep. Wilson though). If you won't answer my questions to you, however, don't be shocked when I won't answer your questions to me.

P.P.S. to ruraledcomm:

YOU have posted more today at WaPo than I have. Think about that ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

EVERYTIME OBAMA USES THE 47 MILLION UN-INSURED AMERICANS NUMBER HE LIES.

THE NUMBER INCLUDES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

2007 45.7 Million Un-Insured Breakdown
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Illegal Immigrants = 9.3 million
Medicad Undercount = 6.4 million
Medicaid/SCHIP Eligible = 4.3 million
Childless Adults = 5.0 million
Over 300% of Poverty = 10.1 million
Remaining Uninsured = 10.6 million

Medicad Undercount – People who are on one of two government health insurance programs, Medicaid or S-CHIP, but mistakenly (intentionally or not) tell the Census taker that they are uninsured.

Medicaid/SCHIP Eligible – Eligible for free or heavily subsidized government health insurance (again, either Medcaid or SCHIP), but have not signed up.

Childless Adults – Adults between ages 18 and 34 and without kids.

Over 300% of Poverty – Do not fit into any of the above categories, and they have incomes more than 3X the poverty level.

Remaining Uninsured – U.S. citizens, with income below 300% of poverty, not on or eligible for a taxpayer-subsidized health insurance program, and not a childless adult between age 18 and 34.

*NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE CENSUS WEBSITE.

Posted by: xinunus | September 15, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Calling someone a liar in a speech is not the same thing as shrieking at the leader of the free world like a redneck drunk on PBR during an international broadcast.

Joe Wilson should be expelled.

Posted by: joebanks | September 15, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame your memory is shorter than your penis JakeD. You'll need to do the research yourself youtube didn't go online until 2004 but of course you wouldn't remember that either.

Posted by: madest | September 15, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, still defending this undistinguished moron from South Carolina, even his wife said he is a nut..Miller keeps raking in the dough, and after Wilson gets censored on the house and rebuked today, he would have brought more shame on the people of his district..maybe he can find another seat somewhere else, but the fine people of South Caroline don't need a fool like Wilson representing them

Posted by: ruraledcomm | September 15, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

No, do you have a link to President Clinton being booed during any State of the Union? I'll check back later tonight.

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, Are you a walking talking mimic of Fox news? I suspect you weren't alive when Clinton was president and being booed by republicans during his State of the union address's.

Get an original opinion automaton.

Posted by: madest | September 15, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Donate to Rep. Joe Wilson democratic opponent here:
http://miller4congress.org/

or mail your contribution to:
219 Scott's St.
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 379-3680

Posted by: madest | September 15, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Donate to Rep. Joe Wilson here:

https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Wilson&page=2

If you prefer to mail a check the old fashioned way:

Joe Wilson for Congress
P.O. Box 2145
West Columbia, SC 29171

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Even Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he would vote against today's motion (it's not officially "censure" but bad enough): "I think it's bad precedent to put us in charge of deciding whether people act like jerks. I don't have time to monitor everyone's civility."

It's OK for Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) or Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to call GWB a "liar" -- or the Dems to BOO the President during a State of the Union address -- with no official rebuke.

http://www.thefoxnation.com/pete-stark/2009/09/15/flashback-pete-stark-d-calif-calls-bush-liar-house-floor

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0909/Reid_called_Bush_liar_stood_by_comment.html

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/democrats_heckled_bush_during_speeches_harry_reid_called_him_a_liar/

If the Dems do this today, Rep. Joe Wilson will easily raise another $1 million.

Posted by: JakeD | September 15, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

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