The now infamous Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina who shouted “You lie!” at the President while he was giving an address to a joint session of Congress yesterday, was forced to call the White House and apologize.
Left to his own devices, its unclear how long it would have taken for this southern, Confederate flag loving, former aid to late Senator Strom Thurmond, to make the call. But probably sooner than later, considering the $200K Wilson’s 2010 opponent Rob Miller has raised since the outburst last night. A failure to apologize might have been political suicide.
President Obama of course has since graciously accepted the apology.
By the way… it was nice to see the man I voted for last November finally show up in Washington. I hope he sticks around for a while.