Monday, September 14, 2009

It Is To Laugh

Rules on Wilson's outburst open to interpretation - Yahoo! News

So the Dems are going to try to censure Joe Wilson over his "You Lie" outburst.

Okay, fine, whatever. I really don't give a shit and I rather doubt Congressman Wilson does either. Look, I'll admit that it showed a certain lack of decorum. Of course, I don't recall Miss Manners being quite so vocal back when the Dems were heckling Dubya, but whatever.

If anything, every vote that Nancy Pelosi gets to censure Wilson... And I'm sure she'll get plenty between her own drones along with all of the Republicans who are more than ready to bend over... Puts another $1000 into Wilson's campaign war chest.

Anyway, my only real reason for posting this is because there is a bit of doubt about what exactly the Democrats will use as a justification for censuring Wilson. The House wasn't in regular session so the standard rules on debate don't apply. All that really leaves, in the words of House parliamentarian John Sullivan, are the House's general code of conduct which requires that
"a lawmaker shall conduct himself at all times in a manner which shall reflect creditably on the House of Representatives."
You have got to be kidding me. If we censured every Congressman who "failed to reflect creditably on the House of Representatives" we'd have an empty chamber.

Still, you've got to love the Democrats for really working hard to get the business of the nation done. War? Recession? Health care "crisis"? Those will wait while we let Speaker Nancy work out her pique.

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