Joe Wilson and his wife, She Who Must Not Be Named, were two of the most visible attendees at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.
In the aftermath, after President Bush stole the show with a bravura performance that outclassed just about everything else that night, Wilson was quoted as telling various reporters that some Republicans blamed him for President Bush’s low approval ratings.
Whatever Wilson was being served by ABC News at its pre-dinner party, we’d like a big pot of it, whatever it was, because Wilson must be seeing lots of pretty colors and living in a fantasy world. No Republican with a mind is even thinking of Wilson at this stage of the game. He’s a has-been, a washed up, retired, mediocre foreign service officer, who talked a good game of “having contacts” in Africa to his wife, and then failed her when she got him an important gig that should have been assigned to more qualified people.
The President’s problems reside solely at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and up on Capitol Hill, where messaging and legislative discipline need to be put on the priority list.