Dems booing Bush in 2005 was wrong and in poor taste. Why was Wilson's behavior worse - for the Republicans, not the Dems? Because now, a name and face can be associated with the crude behavior. It's on tape...he's apologized...he's be criticized (props to the Reps who did so). Joe Wilson did it vs the Dems did it. It was personalized and that never wins in this type of situation.
Originally Posted by Myradella3

Yeah, it's definitely worse when there is an individual to blame.

Anyone remember the Dixie Chicks and the terrorizing that happened to them when they made an offhand comment about Bush while in Europe. They were practically crucified by the Reps and the right-wing-nut fringe. Their career has never recovered and they probably still get death threats over it.