Rangel Thought His House Colleagues Would Protect Him

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Fifty years in the game and 40 years in Congress, certainly with long-time friends and associates on both sides of the aisle
the silver-haired former leader of the House Ways & Means Committee thought "surely these cats got my back."

[Comment: National Politics]

Whether I should be or not, I have to admit I'm a little emotionally caught up in this. We'll see what the final outcome is for Congressman Charles Rangel. Guess the Congressman is learning the hard lessons of: responsibility for one's actions --the oh-to-be-expected moralizing comment; and, that there are no friends in politics.

Fifty years in the game and 40 years in Congress, certainly with long-time friends and associates on both sides of the aisle
the silver-haired former leader of the House Ways & Means Committee thought "surely these cats got my back." Some of the friends, if truth be told, are guilty of far more egregious violations; no, we ain't condoning it, we just speakin' it.

They know how things are done, how we all do, and more importantly they know that I know what they've done. It's cake.  No way are they going to convict me, much less censure me. All conjecture folks; the congressman never said any such thing to us. We just presupposin.

Well welcome to the nightmare after the ball Charlie. There are no friends in politricks, only masked marauders who would just as quickly slit your throat as shake your hand. 

Addendum:  Surely the Republican posse responsible for leading the call for censure and the Democrats who, with an eye on 2012, have chosen to go along, are salivating at the potential political windfall they predict from this.

Not too fast though boys. For surely those who hoist others are at risk of being hoisted by their own petards, and if I were Rangel the one thought that would weigh prevalent on my mind right now is, "When precisely shall my hoisting of these boys begin?"


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