Why could he not have used his powers for good?
When asked whether the president was supporting his campaign, the 81-year-old congressman said, “God damn, that’s a good question.”
It is, although not in the way that the Congressman meant. I mean, of course the President’s not going to be backing Charlie Rangel publicly. Rangel is as dirty as hell; and if he wasn’t as dirty as hell then we wouldn’t gave gotten that clip, because then Obama would be very much Rangel’s buddy-buddy and everything would be fine*. But still… there’s an art to putting the knife in with a smile and relaxed stance that New York politicians particularly excel at, and if you can take a detached, aesthetic view of the whole thing then this was really quite gracefully done. I especially enjoyed seeing Rangel also take the time to casually stab the media in the process; I mean, he knows, I know, and the media knows that they won’t dare ask President Obama about whether he will support Rangel. Which means that the media can’t really do anything when Rangel points that out to them.
I still want him out of the House, but I am entertained.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines)
*The Clinton endorsement? Pshaw. That was strictly business, nothing personal.