When Is It Okay To Be Rude?
Joe Wilson is feeling like a hero now that he has the backing of the yokel crowd. He behaved like an ass and people are patting him on the back.
I wonder if these same people will be lining up now to support every smart-mouthed kid who disrupts a student assembly? Or their own child's class because he doesn't like the lesson plan?
Will they start a defense fund for the kid who wants to wear his "legalize weed" T-shirt at graduation? Or how about all the people barred and evicted from so called "public" events in recent years because they didn't agree with President Bush's policies?
Amazing how the rules of courtesy fly out the window when, well ... when, exactly do they?
When exactly is it OK to be rude? When the rude one is someone you like, or the target is someone you don't?
Some conservatives argue Democrats did the same thing during President Bush's term, but that dog won't hunt. While it is true that booing and cheering are now and have always been heard in the House chamber, no one can point to a Democrat who, during a public address, verbally attacked or personally vilified President Bush during a public occasion despite intense disagreement over his policies, especially on national defense.
It did not happen.