Matt Yglesias on Joe Wilson's contribution to last night's festivities…
Personally, I sort of liked Rep Joe Wilson’s idea of introducing British-style heckling to the halls of congress; totally disrespectful and out of step with American tradition, true, but their tradition is better. Unfortunately, Wilson was also lying about the point at issue and will thereby set back the cause of heckling by decades.
I see his point, but I'd just as soon keep our quaint little no screaming bullshit in the middle of important speeches rule and take some of Britain's vernacular.
Like "lift" for "elevator," "flat" for "apartment" and "football" for "terribly boring thing that nobody actually enjoys." It just makes you sound classier.
Tags: House of Representatives, Joe Wilson, Matthew Yglesias, South Carolina, United Kingdom