No doubt when Rep. Joe Wilson ran for the late Floyd Spence's seat, he wanted to make history.
You got your wish, Rep. Wilson.
You will be remembered for an absolutely ugly outburst during President Obama's speech on healthcare. An outburst so nasty, so rude that I'm actually going to watch Glenn Beck, read Michelle Malkin, and the posts on Free Republic to see just how they will justify it.
You will remembered for an outburst so nasty, so rude that it got teabaggers feeling sorry for the president.
And though you probably feel like a real dummy (because that's what you looked like - a real dummy), take solace in a few facts:
You were man enough to give an apology without making yourself into a martyr, some oddballs will actually think of you as a hero, and your name will be on the lips of probably every black pastor in the state.
Although on second thought, that last point may not be a good thing. They'll probably rehash your negative comments when Strom Thurmond black daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, went public about her father.
But cheer up. You and other officials of this state have given me a good response to make the next time someone asks me why as an lgbt do I remain in South Carolina.
Now I can say:
"Are you kidding? We got an adulterous Governor, a possibly gay Lt. Governor, a former chair of the state education board who wrote pornography and a representative who can't control himself when a black president is speaking.
If I left now, I would probably miss the floor show."