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Conservatives Rally Around Joe Wilson: "Great American Hero"

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/10/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:00 PM ET

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Most lawmakers condemned Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his disruptive behavior Wednesday night -- including Wilson himself. But some on the right think he deserves to be rewarded.

The conservative website RedState.com has declared Wilson a "great American hero" for his actions and launched a fundraising effort for the lawmaker. "He gets a drink on me!" wrote founder Erick Erickson. Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini has also been encouraging Republicans to donate to the congressman.

Rob Miller, Wilson's Democratic opponent, has already raised well over a hundred thousand dollars from the incident.

And The Palmetto Scoop, a conservative publication in South Carolina, is giving away free "I'm With Joe Wilson" t-shirts.

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