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Joe Wilson: No More Apologies

By Wyatt Earp | September 14, 2009

Joe WilsonSouth Carolina Representative Joe Wilson stated that he will not apologize again for last week’s “You lie!” outburst.

Thank. God.

Look, the man made a mistake. He immediately apologized to the president – through his Chief of Staff, and the American people – through the media. The pound of flesh has been collected, and Wilson is moving on. I don’t blame him.

Rep. Joe Wilson said Sunday he will not apologize again for yelling out that President Obama lied during the president’s speech to Congress last week.

“I am not going to apologize again,” the South Carolina Republican said on “FOX News Sunday” when asked about pending disciplinary steps against him by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

Notice how CNN puts Wilson’s party affiliation in the second paragraph. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s? That was nowhere to be seen. I’m just sayin’.

House Democrats plan to censure Wilson if he refuses to apologize on the House floor this week.

Immediately after Obama’s speech Wednesday, Wilson issued a statement that apologized for inappropriate behavior. He also called the White House that night and spoke to Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who told Wilson that Obama accepted his apology.

Obama said publicly that he accepted the apology. Wilson “apologized quickly and unequivocally, and I’m appreciative of that,” the president said. (H/TCNN)

So, the president – the aggrieved party here – accepted the apology, but House Democrats want censure. Pretty petty, even for politicians.

Of course, if anyone asks him to apologize again, he can just play this on the House floor:

And that, my friends, would be that.

Topics: Politics | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Joe Wilson: No More Apologies”

  1. Jason Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    His only apology should be his inability to convince more of his esteemed colleagues to do the same.

    Finally, a member of the GOP with a set of gonads.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hell I’ve gotten into fights for only apologizing once. The last 12 months have been the year of Joes… plumbers and politicians. God Bless ‘Em.

  3. MeToo Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    These people trying to exact a second pound of flesh from Rep. Wilson need to get back to the serious business at hand. The same ranters and ravers called George W. everything but a white man and got away with it. Apologies to Bush may or may not have been demanded but certainly none were given. I find it interesting that Wilson couldn’t get past Rahmbo to apologize directly to the prez. This current White House…what a piece of work!

  4. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    “Of course, if anyone asks him to apologize again, he can just play this on the House floor:”


  5. Jeffro Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Of course the fact that Teh Won was lying in the first place isn’t an issue. Plus, it was OK to boo Bush.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Jason – The rest of them could use some of his backbone.

    Jon – And they are all evil, racist hate-mongers. According to that pillar of truth, Nancy Pelosi.

    MeToo – The Rahm thing was curious, especially since Obama said he had an “open door” to his colleagues.

    RAPH – Well crafted.

    Jeffro – Could have been worse. Wilson could have thrown a shoe.