So a Birther in a Joe Wilson Costume Heckled the President...

What's that? It really was Rep. Joe Wilson from South Carolina? Geez...


"You lie."

Those words may greatly affect Joe Wilson's political career in the days to come. Last night, during the president's address to the Congress, Wilson expressed his displeasure at the president's claim that health insurance reform would not cover illegal immigrants.

Wilson took it upon himself to have a town hallian outburst then and there. Afterwards, he issued this apology.

"This evening, I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the president's remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill," the statement said. "While I disagree with the president's statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility."

Uh, yeah bud. Listen, as a member of the Congress, you don't interrupt a president--not Obama, not Bush, not anybody--during a joint session address. Verboten, son. VERBOTEN.

On a much lighter note, did you see Nancy Pelosi's face when it went down? CLASSIC.

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