Joe Wilson Is Down for Maintenance


Joe “You Lie” Wilson is getting a crash course in social media, after heckling President Obama last night.

In addition to suffering a torrent of foul-mouthed tweets and Facebook exchanges, the representative’s Wikipedia page was vandalized last night. His congressional website is “down for maintenance.”

Someone has even launched JoeWilsonIsYourPreexistingCondition.com, blaming Congressman Joe for everything from trimming his ear hair with your good scissors to teaching your toddler to swear.

Unfortunately, all of that is diverting attention from what’s really important: fixing health care. I hope Wilson’s oafish outburst doesn’t deepen the national divide that President Obama began to bridge last night.

As one Tweeter put it this morning: “What hope do we have of bipartisanship when even elected officials act like shouting morons?”