Joe Wilson last night made himself instantly notorious by shouting "You lie!" during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress. He's up for re-election.
Wilson is being challenged by Rob Miller, a retired Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq. I just made a donation to Miller's campaign and urge you to as well.
Here's Rob Miller in his own words on why he's running for Congress:
I never thought I would run for Congress -- or feel like I had to. I have always thought of myself as a Marine. I started thinking that way not long after my father died when I was 14 years old. Since I enlisted at the age of 20, the Marine Corps has been my extended family and I couldn't imagine that would ever change.
But it did after my second tour of duty in Iraq -- where I fought to maintain the peace, but also to enable Iraqis to build better schools, improved hospitals, to help create jobs and, where possible, a stable economy and civil society.
When I returned home to my wife and six year old son, I saw that the politicians in Washington were not fighting for these same things at home. Worse, the congressman who represented the second district where I live -- Rep. Joe Wilson -- was part of that elite circle of George Bush loyalists who chose to enact a radical agenda, never mind the lives and wellbeing of the constituents he was pledged to represent.
Since last night, Rob Miller's campaign has raised over $500,000. You can track his progress toward $1 million here.
Last night Joe Wilson showed a shocking lack of respect for the presidency of the United States. He should now be shown the door.