Because they have nothing else to do, oh like rescuing a dying economy, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to reprimand Representative Joe Wilson for his outburst during the President’s speech last week. Yes, Wilson already apologized. Yes, the President accepted the apology.
The New York Times reports that the Virginia delegation split along party lines:
Democrats — Boucher, Y; Connolly, Y; Moran, Y; Nye, Y; Perriello, Y; Scott, Y.
Republicans — Cantor, N; Forbes, N; Goodlatte, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, N.
The House actually voted today on rules for how you can insult the President.
House guidelines for Presidential put-downs
Especially useful: The section on how to properly insult the executive branch in the in the chamber.
Will all due respect, I don’t need their help.
And suddenly the South Carolina tourism industry is getting “flooded” with boycott calls and emails.
Tourism boycott threatened over Wilson’s ‘You lie’ outburst
McClatchy Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — State and local tourism officials are being flooded by emails and calls from people across the country, saying they won’t vacation in South Carolina because they’re upset by GOP Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst at President Barack Obama.
Give me a break. I don’t believe the majority of these people ever intended to visit South Carolina.