Meet the lawmaker: Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), 2nd District

If you were stuck on a deserted island, which member of Congress would you want to be stuck with?
[Rep.] Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), definitely.

Have you ever had a near-death experience?
Ten years ago I was this close [he places his fingers very closely together] to running in front of a car. I was jogging and I was just not paying attention. I’m so grateful.

Please finish this sentence. My favorite place in the whole world is…

The mountains of western North Carolina.

What is your favorite household chore and your least favorite?
I love to work in the yard. My least is taking out the trash.

What is your middle name?
Graves. It’s my mother’s maiden name.

Have you ever smoked marijuana?

No.

If you could invite five people to dinner, not including loved ones, who would they be?
Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Ronald Reagan and Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.

If you could fire one of your colleagues, who would it be?
I honestly have to tell you, no one. People represent those who elected them.

Favorite dessert?

Politically, I should say pecan pie, [but it’s] vanilla crème brulee. I go crazy for crème brulee.

What’s your favorite newspaper?

The Washington Times. I really appreciate it.