While the rest of the nation expressed shock at Republican Congressman Joe Wilson and his “You lie!” outburst at President Obama,
Several other Senators tried to help their colleague but were held at bay by Laurence Keitt, another
The reason Sumner deserved his beating, as far as the good folks from the Palmetto State were concerned, was that Sumner was an abolitionist and he went to Harvard.
Brooks was right about Sumner, which puts him one up on
South Carolina was home to some of the biggest, nastiest slave plantations in the Old South, and South Carolinians so loved their slave system that they were the very first to secede from the Union. Edmund Ruffin, a transplant to
The most beloved
Then, of course, there is Appalachian Trail-enthusiast Mark Sanford, the current governor. In a political landscape filled with narcissists and hypocrites
So by comparison, Joe Wilson’s outburst seems pretty timid. Disappointing, really, by
Still, one wonders what it is about
The only answer I can come up with is that Edmund Ruffin was right.
I suppose we should be happy that Hapless Joe Wilson didn’t get up to try to cane the President while Lindsay Graham fought off the Secret Service. But why don’t we finally give
Let’s wave farewell to