President Obama has accepted a South Carolina Republican's apology for shouting, "You lie!" during his health care reform speech to Congress last night. Speaking to reporters after his Cabinet meeting today, Obama said that Wilson apologized "quickly and without equivocation," adding, "We all make mistakes." But we don't all have to be such assholes! If a Democrat had disrupted President Bush during one of his speeches to Congress—when he actually was, you know, lying—the GOP would have probably had the heckler hung for treason.
Ohhhbama, always taking the high road! If we were in his shoes, we'd have told Wilson to go play in traffic—but maybe that's why Obama's president and we're blogging about celebrity teeth. Anyway, our reaction to the outburst (video) was apparently not dissimilar to First Lady Michelle Obama, who was seated behind and above Wilson. According to one witness, "she seemed to mouth a drawn-out 'damn' at the scene unfolding before her."