Pelosi Offers Good Advice on the Joe Wilson Episode: Let’s Move On
After all the controversial distractions surrounding the health care debate to date — the claims of death panels, pulling the plug on grandma, etc. — it’s clear that Democrats want to use President Obama’s speech Wednesday as a pivot to return the conversation to one about the policy of overhauling a broken health care system.
If only the media would allow it.
At this morning’s press conference with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the first question to the House Speaker didn’t probe the Democrats’ strategy on the public option or malpractice reform or any other in a long list of meaty provisions that could affect tens of millions of Americans. Rather, the reporter wanted to know if House leaders intend to censure Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his screaming episode.
Pelosi had some sound advice:
As far as I’m concerned, the episode was unfortunate. Mr. Wilson has apologized. It’s time for us to talk about health care and not Mr. Wilson.