I know that schadenfreude is wrong and a symbol of moral failure, but I just can’t freakin’ help it.
New York Congressman Charlie Rangel has long been one of the looniest of loony Leftists in Congress yet has always managed to circumvent that with his jovial attitude and sharp way with a joke or a one-liner. Rangel comes across great on television: sharp, eloquent, funny. He is the anti-Barney Frank, while retaining all of Frank’s poisonous ideology. But beneath that facade is a stinking mass of corruption, pettiness, and entitlement so putrid that even his fellow Democrats can smell it.
Whether or not his fellow Dems will actually punish Rangel in a manner befitting his crimes (and they are crimes), is another matter. My guess is that they will recommend twenty lashes with a wet noodle or something equally serious and Rangel will take his seat in Congress, dutifully chastened and repentant, and then continue to wallow in the cesspool of corruption.