September 11, 2009

Joe Wilson has "embarrassed the nation"

Though President Obama has formally accepted the apology of Joe Wilson, the fallout from the outburst continues to ripple across the nation, even raising doubts about the Republican congressman's political future… In addition to the flak Wilson's received from his colleagues, the American people are making their disdain known as well.
Heh: since Wilson shrieked like a spoiled little snotnose brat during the President’s speech Wednesday night, Dem challenger Rob Miller has raked in over $700,000.
Amid the regret and confessions of guilt, USA Toady reports on the disapproval coming from both sides of the political aisle:

"I cringed," Rep. David Dreier, the top-ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said about his reaction to the outburst. "I think it's just unfortunate.."

"I've been here a long time," said House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter, D-NY, a 23-year veteran, "I've never heard anyone accost a president like that."

Even Sen. John McCain, Obama's recent opponent, chimed in on CNN to call it "totally disrespectful" and was one of several senior Republicans to urge Wilson to apologize.
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