July 30, 2004
THE NEW REPUBLIC’S JASON ZENGERLE reports on seeing Joe Wilson at the Democratic convention:
To my ears, Wilson’s explanations rang hollow, either misrepresenting the charges against him or making new claims that were impossible to verify. His performance left me convinced that his credibility is pretty much shot. But the rest of the room didn’t seem to agree. They gave Wilson a prolonged standing ovation after his speech–and the former ambassador had a big smile on his face for the rest of the afternoon. His “road to Boston” may have been bumpy, but you could tell he was glad he came.