SC Congressman Joe Wilson says his emotions got the better of him last night when he yelled, "You lie." He has also apologized.
Count us skeptical. Congresspeople get the text of the President's address before it's delivered. Politicians have emotions, but they tend to calculate political impact.
We think that The Hon. Joe Wilson calculated the impact that his Rebel Yell would have on a constituency in the first state to secede, not to mention his fundraising. There are probably a lot of people who will respond to Wilson's fifteen minutes of fame as does the blogger who posts here.
It'll also energize some opposition, which is fine with Wilson, who will win anyway, thereby siphoning funds from competitive races.
Meanwhile, he will temporarily replace Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin as Most Hated Republicans.
UPDATE: Looks like we were right (as if this were hard to figure out to begin with).