Friday, July 18, 2008

Charlie Rangel Plays “Who’s the Sucker?”

And he’s betting on his constituents. And that he can intimidate the press.

It’s pretty safe bet that no ethics committee controlled by Democrats is ever going to conduct a real, impartial investigation of Charlie Rangel. For that matter, the Republicans wouldn’t investigate Rangel either.

Case in point: William “Freezer” Jefferson. Many Republicans went to bat for this kleptocrat.

A minor point – It would be an interesting debate if some enterprising Congressman introduced a proposal to prohibit naming anything after any government official until 25 years after that person had died.

I mean, if your goal is to do the right thing for your constituents and the nation, it shouldn’t matter, right? On the other hand, if you want to have everything in West Virginia named “The Robert Byrd XXXX”….