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December 06, 2010

HuffPo writer: Rangel deserves what he got

Of course what he got was to keep his job and phat retirement in exchange for enduring a bit of tedious kabuki theater.

...Now Rangel and, to a lesser extent, California Rep. Maxine Waters are firmly imprinted in the media and public mind as the poster pair for congressional corruption....
Of course, everyone knows has been conditioned to believe the real vortex of swirling congressional corruption is on the other side of the aisle, right?

Not so fast...being slightly a few nano-meters more grounded in reality than Nancy Pelosi, even this HuffPo writer had to stop short on making that specious claim.

...There are dozens of other lawmakers not named Rangel who are just as deserving, if not more so, of being thrust onto the political hot seat. In October 2009, for example, 27 other members of Congress were named as being under investigation for possible ethics violations...

...Most of the other suspected violators aren't as well known as Rangel. And they lack his seniority and power. Only a handful on the list are Republicans...

Its said the truth will set you free...or sometimes it gets you shot. How it turns out for this surprisingly honest HuffPo writer is probably TBD at this point.


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