Call it what you will, "Bad form", "Bad manners", "Disrespectful", "Zealotry"... being an a**hole on the world stage pays and pays BIG.
From the 9/12/09 Tehran Times: "... for Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who became an icon of anti-Americanism in the Middle East for throwing his shoe at former U.S. president George W. Bush, things are looking up.
Set to be released on Monday, Al-Zaidi will return to a new four bedroom home, built for him by Al-Baghdadia TV where Al-Zaidi's worked as a journalist, at least one new car purchased for him by an unknown benefactor, cash sent from random donors and a sizable number of marriage proposals. He has even been offered a healthcare plan."
And from Politico 9/12/09, we have this update: "A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday."
Both men are reaping the rewards of bad behaviour which will probably serve to incite more bad behaviour on the part of others. What would Gandhi or MLK say?