Did you catch that fellow who hollered "You lie!" during the president's big health care speech, as if he were home in the privacy of his own Cheeto-flecked recliner? Who would do such a thing? Was it a newbie intern who got tipsy on Eric Cantor's moonshine? No, it was Rep. Joe Wilson, Republican from — where else — South Carolina.
What do we know about Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina? First of all, his official House website is down for maintenance, probably to remove bugs like "the office telephone number." Also, he is very, very busy apologizing for his actions…
"This evening I let my emotions get the best of me," he said in a statement. "While I disagree with the president's statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility."
He then tried to call Obama to apologize personally, but ended up talking with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel instead, Wilson's office said.
That must have been a pleasant conversation, for Rahm Emanuel. But seriously, what do you expect a Congressperson of conscience to do when the president of the United States is standing right in front of him, telling lies?
Other than vote "yea," I mean.
Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, Joe Wilson, Rahm Emanuel, South Carolina