September 11, 2009 1:47 PM

Commentary: Joe Wilson's 'you lie' was way out of line

Rep. Joe Wilson was right: His "You lie" outburst during President Obama's address to the Congress Wednesday night was "inappropriate and regrettable." He did display an appalling "lack of civility." Breaking decades (centuries?) of protocol by shouting down the president in the House chamber would be behavior beyond the pale even if Mr. Wilson had been right. The egregious nature of this incident is merely compounded by the fact that the president was much, much closer to the truth than his critics when he flatly denied that his health care legislation would provide benefits to illegal aliens.

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