Chollie: Honestly, if Charlie Rangel wants my sympathy, now that the Ethics Committee panel has handed down the equivalent of an indictment, he would be better off downplaying this part:
I can only hope that the full Committee will treat me more fairly, and take into account my entire 40 years of service to the Congress before making any decisions on sanctions.
Reminding me that he's been running the scam for 40 years just makes me angrier.
Ed Koch used to rail about Rangel years ago on his radio show, calling him the prototypical New York hack. The panel's findings only confirm what we know.