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Undrained Swamp Things Give Charles Rangel Ovation After Post-Censure Speech

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By Doug Powers  •  December 2, 2010 10:31 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The House voted 333-79 to make Charles Rangel the first Representative in 27 years to be censured. In congressional terms, a censure is just one notch below expulsion and a half-notch above having to write “I will not be corrupt and I will pay all the taxes I owe” 500 times on the cloak room chalkboard.

Following the vote, Nancy Pelosi read the censure resolution like a Monty Python Spanish Inquisition sentencing Rangel to being poked with the soft cushions.

Rangel then gave what will go down in history as the “old, tax evading congressmen never die, they just refuse to be shamed away” speech. Those words fell on deaf ears for those of us who would be sent to a rent-controlled jail cell if we were guilty of the same “oversights.”

Watch until the end, because the pathetic round of applause Rangel received from many Democrats is proof-positive that the swamp is far from drained — something very unbecoming the “most ethical Congress ever”:

Pelosi appeared none too thrilled to be pulling the plug from the the bottom of this particular swamp. Actually, because Rangel gets to keep his seat, this wasn’t as much “draining the swamp” as it was just throwing a capful of watered-down chlorine into the muck.

To his credit, Rangel did apologize… for the fact that there are idiots who can’t understand why he shouldn’t be held to the same legal standards as everybody else.

Update: At a post-censure press conference, Rangel was asked about the charges average Americans would have faced for doing the same thing(s) he did. Rangel’s response? “I don’t deal in average American citizens.”

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

**Written by Doug Powers

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