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Wolfe Reports | Analysis: House admonishes Wilson for remark

September 15, 2009

Wolfe Reports


Analysis: House admonishes Wilson for remark

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 04:57 PM PDT

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Round of applause, fellas. There’s a reason Congress has such a low approval rate, and it’s for events of political theater like the one that unfolded Tuesday evening in the U.S. House. Maybe it’s because we’re friendly with partisans of both sides, and they all get fired up about this, but it seems to us that after the initial kerfuffle, this thing should have gone away.

Let’s recap: During President Barack Obama’s health care address, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson yelled, “You lie!” from the House floor. It shouldn’t have happened, it allowed a lot of people to throw jokes at his expense and poke fun. Great, that’s fine — he brought it on himself. Then, Wilson called Obama chief of staff and professional ball-breaker Rahm Emanuel to apologize.

Seems like that would work. A two-day story.  >>Read

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