The Hill Exposes Rep. Joe Wilson's 'NoDoz' Usage

September 10th, 2009 10:16 PM

At first I thought it must be an article from The Onion. Surely this couldn't be a legitimate news story.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who shouted "you lie!" at President Obama during his Wednesday night address to Congress, admitted to regularly consuming caffeine pills in 2007.

It is unclear if Wilson still takes NoDoz, a brand of pill that contains 200 milligrams of caffeine a pop. By comparison, a seven ounce cup of drip coffee contains 115 to 175 milligrams of caffeine.

Sadly this is someone's idea of news. The above excerpt is the startling revelation that appeared in The Hill's Blog Briefing Room under the ominous headline "Wilson regularly took caffeine pills in 2007". (h/t The Jawa Report)

The Hill contributor Jordan Fabian took out the styrofoam knives as he revealed that "a source" spoon fed them this news. 

A source told The Hill in 2007 that the congressman ingested the tablets “like candy," but Wilson insisted he was not addicted despite the fact that he had been taking them since high school. 

Sad is an overstatement.

When searching for others covering "the story" I did see a pretty funny retort from a blog callled Weasel Zippers.

This is the best they can do, caffeine pills? The man he yelled at has admitted to doing cocaine!

Terry Trippany is The Watcher at Watcher of Weasels