UPDATE II: 9-18-2008 Pelosi sees no reason why Rangel should step down. Unreal.
So, just to keep it all straight, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has fishy, troubling personal finances but he doesn’t have to give up his seat in Congress. His party is not asking him to resign or step down. It looks like Mrs. Pelosi – who famously brought her broom to Congress to “clean it up” – is not even going to ask Rengel to resign his committee chair.
And ummm…if I’m not mistaken, Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), the guy who got caught with 100K in cash in his freezer, he wasn’t asked to resign from Congress, although he did lose a committee seat.
That’s some cleanin’ up there, Mrs. P.
And, just because it popped into my head, Rep. Barney Frank, (D- MA), didn’t he have an escort service being run out of his apartment? Not by him, of course, by a pal, but still…unseemly company for a public servant, no?
Okay. I just wanted to get it all clear. Just so we all understand. Apparently, if you have a D after your name, there is almost nothing you can do that will be considered so bad that you have to give up your chairmanships or – even worse – resign from your office.This is not true, if you have an R after your name. Come on, now. You know it’s not.
It should NOT be true, regardless of what letter comes after your name. But I just wanted to spell out what the reality is, for now. “D” after your name…pretty much anything you do is okay, as far as the “gatekeepers” in the press and the bosses in the “most ethical and transparent Congress evah” are concerned.
Alrighty, then. Let’s have a Guinness!
UPDATE: Apparently Pelosi is trying “quietly” to throw Rangel overboard.. Well, so far it is certainly quiet. And he’s still on the ship, steering an important committee. Man, that’s quiet. And in fact, Pelosi being so spectacularly ineffective with her broom that Rangel declares, he’s not leaving the Ways and Means Committee, nope, nope, nope. Forget about getting him out of the congress, then!