How much of a backlash should Rep. Joe Wilson endure, and in what form, for his "You lie!" outburst during President Obama's speech nearly a week ago? Well, on Tuesday, the House was nearing a conclusion about whether to officially admonish Wilson -- whatever that might mean. (Update: Wilson admonished.)
So, Congressman Joe Wilson heckled President Obama during Wednesday's speech on health care reform. On Thursday, Obama accepted Wilson's apology, but that same day the South Carolina lawmaker leveraged the situation by posting this video calling for voters' support and announcing he was "under attack by liberals for standing up against a government takeover of health care."
When President Bush took to the podium on July 4 to speak at a naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, there were some in the crowd besides those gathered to be sworn in as American citizens.
Really? Was that the best they could do? Hillary Clinton calmly dismissed the action of chauvinistic attendees at a Salem, N.H., rally who yelled "Iron my shirt!" repeatedly as she was talking. "Ah, the remnants of sexism -- alive and well," Clinton quipped, to the approval of the rest of the audience.