The Democrats, flexing their muscle as the party that controls both houses of Congress, have formally rebuked Rep. Joe Wilson for calling President Obama a liar during his health care address last week.
The text, which many of our readers will find far too polite, is nevertheless a political rarity:
Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson;
And Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.
No doubt coming soon to the South Carolina House race: attack commercials against Wilson flashing the words, "REBUKED BY CONGRESS."