Wow, people are shocked on both sides of the aisle about South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson calling the President a liar during the President's speech last night. Too bad that afterwards Congressman Wilson apologized for his behavior saying that his emotions got away from him. Why apologize when you felt so strongly about it Joe? Come on now - you are a big boy - stand behind your original words. I'm really getting tired with people ringing the bell and then try to pretend it didn't happen or that they didn't mean it. Either learn to control yourself or stand up and defend your actions - don't wimp out.
Besides, it's not like lying politicians is something new to any of us - it's all part of the game is it not? They ALL lie because they can't realistically keep their promises and expect to maintain good relations with their campaign contributors and the general public. The struggle continues but let's at least recognize it for what it is.
I would much rather have seen Congressman Wilson having a, "Howard Beale" moment after the speech saying something like,"Yes the President is a liar. Not only that, I'm a liar as well, and this whole damn chamber is full of liars! America needs to realize that their representatives will lie to get any extra favor or shekel! That's how we roll America - love it or leave it!" Yeah, I would have much rather had the media outlets talking about that than any possible fallout from his outburst.
Besides, if we are to be distracted from any real debate on the issues - the least they can do is make it interesting. Maybe a UFC sanctioned match pitting some leading Democrats against their Republican rivals would fit the bill? Now that would be entertaining!