I’ve been asked by a number of people what I thought of Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst on the House Floor during the President’s speech last Wednesday night. My answer has been a variation of the following: childish, stupid, idiotic, unbecoming, or boorish.
Look, the President of the United States of America was giving a speech to a Joint Session of Congress. There are rules of decorum – like when there is a regular debate on the House floor, it is “not in order” to shout out interruptions.
Yes, there is a long history of antics on the House floor, but that is not an excuse for Joe Wilson’s behavior.
Personally, I think the Republican Conference should have immediately censured him, and since they didn’t, there is a good chance the Democrats will do it for them. Frankly, he deserves it.