Friday, February 26, 2010

Charlie says he's not going anywhere

From the NY Post:

New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel said Friday he won’t step down as chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee despite being admonished for violating rules by letting corporations pay for his Caribbean trips.

Rangel asserted that that the ethics report “exonerates” him because it says there is no evidence that he knew the trips were sponsored by corporations. The report said his staff knew who paid for the trips.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sidestepped a question on the New York Democrat’s fate while noting that Rangel remains under investigation on various other alleged ethics lapses. “We’ll just see what happens next,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters.

Rangel said he truly doesn’t understand why the committee admonished him.

Asked by reporters if he planned to stay on as committee chairman in light of the ethics report, Rangel responded: “Why don’t you ask me am I’m going to stay chairman of the committee in light of the fact that we’re expecting heavy snow in New York?” He said that would be just as relevant.

Still looming is a much larger ethics investigation that focuses in part on Rangel’s use of official stationery to raise money for a college center in his name and also his belated financial disclosure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously unreported assets.

13 comments:

stinky said...

Goodbye Charlie and goodbye David Patterson - of the same old school cloth - Charlie is the youngest of the original Harlem black Pol pack and David was supposed to learn at their knee - he did it too well except for the press scrutiny - different, day and age - the Pol's values remain the same though.

Anonymous said...

Get a clue. You're not above the law. Don't even think of playing the race card for this issue. You are a crook, plain and simple. The free apartments in Harlem that you used, instead of making them available to your people. The tax situation, where you feel you can get away without paying. What a joke! Lock him up and throw away the key. He's a criminal.

Anonymous said...

laws do not apply to liberal/democrats.

shame,shame,shame on Rangel's constituents for supporting him.

Anonymous said...

He looks terrible in that picture, like he's lost a hundred pounds, and not in a good way. Hope he's ok healthwise.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand that old bastard Charles Rangel. He walks around with a sense of entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Incumbent = needs to be replaced.
Even the guys/gals you like.
Get rid of them all!

Anonymous said...

That scumbag.......check out "Circle of Six" by Randy Jurgensen.

stinky said...

shame,shame,shame on Rangel's constituents for supporting him.

Remember Harlem constituents like many other sections of NYC have deeply entrenched POLS that control their Political parties. Worse the constituents here are weaning them- selfs off of simply being represented by a black face in office. Rangle has been in office for 40 years and has talked up his office and promoted himself big time, giving the perception that he is bringing home the bacon for his district when in fact he is so distant from his areas need because he likes being a big dick in DC because he is the master of enriching himself.

His problem lies in the fact that the scrutiny of his enrichment is now microscopic and reveals much about how different he is from his district traditional every day black voter. For example his classic vintage Mercedes Benz convertible was forgotten about when the press found it rotting away in a congressional garage. When did you forget where you left your Benz somewhere? This man has not 1 apartment to live in, but 4 rent stabilization ones. Ha, I guess he and his forgetful wife (his major excuse about everything) need a Garmin GPS device to find their ways about the apartments. Charlie also forgot about his townhouse nearby that he rented out and in the Dominican Republic it appears to be the best bargain purchase ever - he should go into real estate!

Charlie's gift is to play the part and has the smoothest, silky responses to the most difficult questions reporters can throw at him. How long can he hold on to the Ways and Means Committee Chairmanship? As long as the public does not howl loud enough to get Nancy Polosi' attention before November??

Anonymous said...

Now that he lost all that weight, he looks even more like a prissy old queen.

Anonymous said...

The demographics of his district are changeing...........

Anonymous said...

Frank Padavn is our own Charlie Rangel. Same kinda bullshit artist. Vote Avella.

Anonymous said...

So who the hell DID he think was paying for his Caribbean trips?

PizzaBagel said...

He looks terrible in that picture, like he's lost a hundred pounds, and not in a good way. Hope he's ok healthwise.

Very much like Ed McMahon in his declining years. Not a good sign -- for Rangel, that is.