Here’s your mission:  Go find a group of relativists, people who don’t think there is an objective truth, people who are reluctant to say that even something like abortion is objectively evil, and ask them about Joe Wilson.  I bet they wouldn’t hesitate to say that his actions were wrong.  Funny, huh?

Anyway, I was going to blog about the hypocrisy of how Joe Wilson is being castigated.  But when I googled Charlie Rangel to see how to spell his last name, I stumbled upon a blog post from Peter Roff of US News and World Report.  And voila, it was exactly what I was going to say — only better.  So here’s a snippet:

Joe Wilson Reprimand Demonstrates Democrats’ Hypocrisy

Having initially announced that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s apology for his interruption of President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress was sufficient, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may eventually rue the day she changed her mind.

Tuesday the House voted, virtually along party lines, to approve a resolution of disapproval lodged against Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina, for calling out “you lie” when Obama claimed during his speech that paying the healthcare costs of uninsured illegal immigrants was not part of the healthcare reform agenda.

At the time, the only healthcare reform package available for public examination was H.R. 3200, the bill introduced and passed out of several committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. And it, according to a number of knowledgeable critics of the bill, treats illegals quite differently than the president suggested was the case during his speech.

Since Wilson registered his objection, administration officials have been spitting hairs, claiming Obama was talking about his proposal, not H.R. 3200. However, the White House has yet to send its version of healthcare reform legislation to Capitol Hill, making it difficult to render a final conclusion on the president’s veracity.

Nevertheless Pelosi has opened herself up for considerable criticism by bringing the issue of Wilson’s remark to the floor for an official and, say critics, needless rebuke.

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference and No. 3 in the chamber’sGOP leadership, said Wednesday that Wilson’s action was an “understandable” response to the “harsh partisanship” coming from the president and wondered why Pelosi was “taking time in the people’s house to demand an apology from someone (Wilson) who had already apologized” at a time when there are any number of much more serious issues for the House to consider.

Acknowledging that Wilson’s interruption of the president was “regrettable,” Pence suggested it may have nonetheless served the broader national interest by shine additional sunlight on one of the more conspicuous problems with the House Democratic leadership’s healthcare package.

More to the point, the vote to render official House disapproval of Wilson’s comment stands in stark contrast to Pelosi’s failure to lead the House in a public admonishing of several current and former member of her own Democratic caucus, including current House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., who recently revised several of his financial disclosure forms to correct “misstatements” and former Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who was found to have a large cache of cash hidden in a freezer in his Washington home.

Jefferson, who lost his bid for re-election in 2008, was later found guilty on 11 counts of corruption.

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