Saturday, December 4, 2010
Such Sorry Spectacle
The Democrats in the United States House of Representatives (many sitting as lame ducks soon to be replaced) demeaned the institution of the Congress by giving an ovation to disgraced tax cheat Charles Rangel as he was censured for activity that could lead lesser lights like us- we mere citizen-tax payers to a cell in a Federal prison. This is the second similar instance of collective shame in my mind for this august body's Democrat members- evocative for me at least of the applause they and their staffers offered to Gerry Studds when he "came out" as a "proud" homosexual after he was caught engaged in sexual relations with an underage male page. What is there to cheer about criminal conduct in elected office unless those doing the cheering are thick as thieves?