Friday, September 11, 2009

Perhaps there is justice in the world

The news coverage of The One's speech to Congress the other night was dominated by SC Republican Joe Wilson's shout "You lie" in response to the Messiah's claiming the health care bill would not make benefits available to illegal aliens. While Wilson was apparently correct, Democrats and Republicans alike claimed to have been embarrassed by his indecorous outburst of candor. Left unmentioned was the indecorum of Obama's accepting the hospitality of the House, then using it as a forum to lie to the House, the Senate and the American people.

Also left unmentioned was the booing Bush received from the Democrats during his State of the Union address.

Further coverage claimed that Wilson's opponent has now raised $100,000 in 24 hours from outraged supporters.

Now comes the news that Joe Wilson's outburst, indecorous or not, embarrassing or not, has resulted in some donations to his campaign coffers. According to Paul Kane in the Washington Post's Capital Briefing
With a political arms race in full force, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has raised almost $750,000 in less than 48 hours since his shout of "You lie!" to President Obama during the Wednesday address to Congress....

Wilson, by early next week, could equal the total amount of money he raised in the entire two-year-election cycle of 2008, when he raised a little more than $1.1 million.
While Wilson apologised privately to the President, he may still be in trouble with the diversity loving Democrats:
If he continues to refuse to make a public apology on the House floor, Democrats plan to offer a resolution admonishing his comments to Obama.
If Wilson sticks to his guns, getting admonished by the Democrats may just turn out to be as prestigious in some quarters as making Nixon's Enemies List was in others.

The comments to the article make it look that way.

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