jeudi 17 septembre 2009

Joe Wilson, racist? [en]

Maureen Dowd à propos congressman Joe Wilson's outburst "you lie" against president Obama during the joint session of Congress last week:
The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolina’s state Capitol and denounced as a “smear” the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the ’48 segregationist candidate for president. Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.
Now, Maureen Dowd is highly partisan but it is very plausible that Joe Wilson's outrageous and outraged scream was a racist cry, coming from him. Bush was reviled in many forms but never in front of the whole chambers any Democrat dared to treat him of a liar. Even when it was proved that he was one!