Thursday, September 10, 2009

Secede, South Carolina!

It's always those boys from SC who make a mockery of the halls of Congress. In 1902, two SC senators were censured for coming to blows over the Philippine conflict. In that case, it was Democrat Tillman, a white supremacist, who assaulted his counterpart. He had previously vowed to "poke old Grover [Cleveland] with a pitchfork."

After that, "conduct unbecoming a senator" became grounds for censure. I don't know the rules for representatives, but I think censure might be too good for Joe Wilson. There are already petitions circulating for that purpose.

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