So much for a principled opposition: More than a dozen Republican lawmakers sent private letters to federal government agencies seeking stimulus money for pork projects even as they publicly criticized the stimulus. Missouri Senator Kip Bond, for example, sought more than $50 million for two projects in his state. “I strongly opposed the stimulus, but the only thing that could make it worse would be if none of it returned to the taxpayers of Missouri,” Bond said. Other guilty members include Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson, Senator Robert Bennett of Utah, and Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander.
Read it here.
The Honorable Joe Wilson yelled out “You lie!” when POTUS Barack Obama was assuring the audience that his health care reform would not pay for the health care of illegal aliens.
I was moved to write the congressman an email. It is as foll0ws:
Congratulations, you did a great job of completely discrediting yourself and your state by yelling “You Lie!” to the President of the United States when he was giving his speech tonight.
You owe him an apology. I doubt if you are man enough to give him one, but none-the-less you owe him one and one to the people of South Carolina.
You have managed in one night to give a whole new meaning to the term “Dumb Cracker”. Good Job.
Signed Mortimer S. Snerd. My email address was AshamedinSC@yahoo.com
Rep. Wilson’s site loads real slowly, so I suspect that means he is getting a lot of traffic tonight. If you want to share some of your compliments with the congressman, his email page is http://www.house.gov/formwilson/IMA/issue.htm .