Sunday, September 13, 2009

Double Standard, Part II

I'm becoming more and more convinced that there is a double standard in the media and Washington. Here's another example.

Does anyone remember that back in 2005, President Bush, during his State of the Union Address, was booed by members of congress. I don't remember anyone, Republicans particularly, protesting and demanding that anyone apologize to the president for their behavior.

Fastforward to 2009. Last Wednesday, during President Obama's campaign speech for healthcare reform, Rep. Joe Wilson a Republican, said that the president lied about illegal aliens' being covered under the plan. Rep. Wilson apologized to the president the next day, but that isn't enough. The democrats are demanding a public apology from the floor of the house.

I'm not condoning Rep. Wilson's behavior, but it seems to me that the booing of the president was OK when it was Bush who was being booed and called names, but now that the shoe is on the other foot, it is not OK.

It was childish behavior in both cases.


BetteJo said...

While I a;so do not condone uncivilized behavior by out legislators, I really did quick like a bunny hop over to Joe Wilson's website to give him a donation! I guess I was overwhelmed by the emotion upon hearing some honest to God truth for a change!!

threecollie said...

I tried to get on his website too, but hackers had taken it down...(not to contribute, but just to lend support). I thought it was very telling that the hackers took the site down using a network of zombie computers infected with malware. To me this says that the current leadership in DC is supported by organized criminals. I mean how many average Joe type folks can muster an army of zombie computers to their side? We are known by our associates...