Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Video: Obama Heckled by Congressman During Speech

In response to Obama saying that "the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those here illegally", Republican congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted "You lie!".

After being smacked about by Repub Dem Whip Clyburn (among others), Wilson issued the standard apology.

Oh, the drama they have down there in South Carolina! Is it something in the water??

Clyburn said the episode was as disgraceful -- if not more -- as Gov. Mark Sanford's revelation that he traveled to Argentina to conduct an extramarital affair when state officials believed he was on vacation in the nearby Appalachian Mountains.

"I thought he [the governor] had embarrassed us as much as we could be embarrassed. But to have a congressman use the floor of the House of Representatives in a joint session to insult the president the way Joe Wilson did is as embarrassing as anything anyone could think of," House Majority Whip James E.Clyburn, D-S.C., said. "Our state can do without this."


Quite the discussion going on behind the scenes at Wiki after Wilson's page was repeatedly edited after he made the remark. Further unofficial editing of his bio has now been "disabled due to vandalism".

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