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A call for civility in politics: Where have you been?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 10:54 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It is hard to fault the media condemnation of South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson’s “you lie” shouted at President Obama during his health care address before a joint session of Congress. One has to applaud this call for civility, joined by the Missourian’s own George Kennedy in his well articulated prose. Political and personal leanings and loyalties notwithstanding, this was a seriously inexcusable breach of protocol and common courtesy.

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