Thursday, September 10, 2009

What to Do When a Liar Lies?

GOP Rep. Wilson's childish -- and factually incorrect -- shout during President Barack Obama's speech (oh, just because it'll annoy the Wilsonite Right even more, let's reiterate that: President Barack Hussein Obama) claimed that the president was lying about health-care reform not providing coverage for illegal aliens. The fallout for him was swift, as was the help for his Democratic mid-term opponent, so there might be some hope for a sense of decency in this country after all. Worst of all for his party, Wilson's claim is now being widely and definitively debunked.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (and, full disclosure, my U.S. Representative) showed both political smarts and wisdom by downplaying the possibility of disciplining Wilson through the House governance. According to NPR, Pelosi said the House will probably "move on" and not censure Joe Wilson, adding that she didn't want to give the incident any more attention "than it deserves."

See, because it's already getting all the attention it deserves.

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