Friday, September 11, 2009

Joe Wilson's Folly

Say what you like, the First Amendment might be set aside in a situation where the President of the United States is giving a speech before a joint session of Congress. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) embarrassed himself, his district, his state and his party by shouting out "You lie!" at the president on Wednesday night.

Wilson is apparently a serial apologizer. He's made hotheaded, even stupid statements for which he has had to apologize, often only when the facts proved he was incontrovertibly wrong.

He was wrong on the facts here as well. Apparently the wording of the House bill declares that there will be no federal payment for health care for illegal aliens. But I guess ol' Joe just didn't know enough to keep from making a fool of himself on national TV.

So give ol' Joe a piece of your mind, if you're willing, and call his office in DC at 202-225-2452. Maybe you support his stupidity and maybe you don't. I don't and I plan to let him know. I also plan to give his Democratic opponent Rob Miller a donation.