…either that, or he’s just as cynical as I am in calling Charlie Rangel’s likely punishment a ‘wrist-slap.’ Sure, he was convicted on 11 of 13 ethics charges, but who here really expects expulsion? Censure? We’ll be lucky to see a reprimand… and, given the skeptical nature of the Hill article, it’s actually unlikely that the Democrats will either actually fine Rangel, or reduce his privileges. And forget Rangel resigning, of course: if he was seriously considering it, the reliably Democratic shills over at CREW wouldn’t dare to offer the suggestion. The Democratic Establishment: can’t live with them, pass the beer nuts.
Ach, well. At least Rangel couldn’t bankroll candidates this election cycle. That was something, at least.