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Mrs. Joe Wilson: Joe, Who Was the Nut?

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Roxanne Wilson, Rep. Joe Wilson's wife, gives a heartfelt defense of her husband in a new video on the congressman's YouTube channel. In it, Mrs. Wilson explains where she thinks his outburst last week came from and her reaction to the entire episode. We learn that:

* The Wilsons first met at a teenage Republican camp (where else?). "I think I've had a crush on him since 1966," she says.

* The Wilsons have four sons (all of whom serve in the military).

* Immediately after the president's speech, Roxanne Wilson spoke with her husband on the phone and asked, "Joe, who's the nut who hollered out 'You lie'?" When he told her he had done it, she said, "No really, who did it?"

* She explains that the congressman is "very passionate," and that his constituents at town-hall meetings were worried and upset about health care. "I think that's where Joe's outburst came from."

* She says President Obama "has been very gracious to my husband in accepting his apology."

* Finally, in terms of Congressional reaction: "My husband doesn't deserve the treatment he's getting from Congress. . . . He's a great guy and I love him a lot."

Video below.

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