The XX Factor

Joe Wilson’s Wife Defends Him, Sort Of

This is the oddest defense by a wife I’ve ever seen. Roxanne Wilson, wife Joe Wilson, the South Carolina congressman of “You Lie” fame, makes a video defending her husband after his outburst. After the speech he called her, she says, and she asked him:

Joe, who was that nut bag that hollered “You Lie,” or “You Liar?” He goes, “That was me.” I said, “No, really, who did it?” I couldn’t believe Joe would say something like that.

The rest of her monologue includes gauzy testimonies about how he’s a “wonderful father” and has an “incredible work ethic.” Which is nice and all, but not really apt. Also the “nutbag” bit is the only part that seems genuine and unscripted. Go figure.