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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rangel found guilty on 11 ethics charges

Now what?

The ethics committee will meet Thursday to consider punishment for Rangel. It will come down to three possibilities and a unlikely fourth. A formal reprimand, censure, or expulsion. Of course he could retire. Would this not be a utter waste of time for all concerned if the only punishment doled out is a slap on the wrist... e.g., formal reprimand or censure? That boils down to (Gee whiz... you shouldn't have done that Charlie. See you Monday morning.)

If this was you or I we would be in jail. Just ask Wesley Snipes. I'm expecting Rangel to go into his usual long dissertation about what a fine war hero he was followed by his years of service (theft) and finally expounding on how his constitutional rights were violated because he had no time to hire legal representation. (Like it's only been two years.)
At the last hearing he said he was going to represent himself.  How does that saying go...a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.

 The common consensus is he's going to get a slap on the wrist. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they will give him the option to retire if not he will be expelled even though it will take two-thirds of the House vote and we're in the lame duck secession. Democrats want to drain the swamp. This is their chance. Put your money where your mouth is. Anything else is just a waste of time.

Oh the way should he somehow remain a Congressman I wouldn't be to concerned about the prospect of his re-election. He could video tape himself murdering someone on his front porch and still get elected.


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