Thursday, September 10, 2009
Bad Form Rep. Wilson
In 1998 President Bill Clinton, along with Hillary and Chelsea, made a trip to Hong Kong where we were living at the time. The President's limousine slowly traveled right past Tammy and Gabriel at one point quite near. Chelsea saw Gabriel in Tammy's arms and motioned to her father to have a look. Bill waved, Chelsea waved and Tammy excitedly waved back.
Now, we're Republicans who never voted for Bill Clinton and probably given the chance again, still wouldn't. So why were we so excited...
Because at the end of the day, he's still the President of the United States!
It's for that reason I join the rest of the blog-o-sphere in loudly proclaiming the "bad form" of Republican South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson. Wilson delivered a MAJOR faux pax by yelling out "You Lie!" to President Obama during a speech to a joint session of Congress.
The particulars at this point are irrelevant. I don't care what your position is on the health care debate...I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat. There are a number of things one can do that quickly earn my contempt;
and disrespecting the office of the President is high on that list.
Honest disagreement?...fine. Anger at certain policy...it happens? Some political parody on Saturday Night Live?...its part of the American way.
But when the the President of the United States addresses you in a joint session of Congress you have one, and only one, responsibility.
You shut up and listen....
Bad form Rep. Wilson. Very bad form!