Thursday, January 13, 2011


Any of us could have gone off the deep end and called Joe Wilson out for letting a gun manufacturer continue their engraved "You Lie" ammo clip. When It came to everyone's attention, the internets went berserk, mostly because of the recent gun incident in Arizona. 

Congressman Joe Wilson did the right thing this week. He had his staff contact Palmetto State Armory and ask that they discontinue the what they thought was an honored gesture. The company's President, Jamin McCallum obliged.

Wilson then wrote: "I thank you for quickly suspending sales of the product that uses my words."

His words during the State of the Union were harmless if not good political fodder. However that connection with a firearm might not be. So let me say this may be the beginning of a much better tone in Washington. For this I give great thanks to a smart man, South Carolina's Congressman Joe Wilson.


Anonymous said...

I've got to say, you continue to shock and impress me. I never know what I'll find on KP. You infuriate some of us one day and induce cheers the next. Yes, Wilson's only source of fame was his outburst, but became the darling of the aggressives. Here you point out his selfless act and heap praise on him. Is this some diabolical plan to get our defenses down? I'm curious.

Anonymous said...

You got it right Mike. This does set a better tone in government. Sometimes politicos have to dial it back. Us republicans are not the enemy.Some (dems & repubs)are just more passionate about their views. It is what makes America great!!

Anonymous said...

Well done Michael. Joe and his colleagues of all stripes are there because they have a passion to serve their country legislatively. Yes, special interests get in the way of patriotic thought at times, but all seek the positions with good in their hearts.
Congressman Wilson's action signifies a distinct change in his thinking. I am hopeful that this is not a lone act by our representatives.
Thanks for posting this.