POSTED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 5:55pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 8:47pm
tyler — When I was in elementary school some 40-some odd years ago, I can remember studying civics.
Or back then we called it government. It was one of my favorite subjects.
When Mrs. Weaver was teaching us about politics and politicians, I can remember she had a funny look on her face.
I can remember her saying politicians. They all fight in public, but afterwards they go have dinner with each other. All of us little kids sat there bewildered. I can remember she said "thats politics."
We all murmered to each other that was "two-faced." At least that's what we called it in the 60s.
I say all that to say this: Charles rangel, New York congressmen, who was just nine months ago censured, will now be celebrated and honored by the same Congress that censured him.
If you remember In December, the House voted overwhelmingly, 333-79, to censure Rangel over rules violations that stemmed from unpaid taxes on a villa he owned in the Dominican Republic, undisclosed financial assets and the improper use of his office for fundraising.
But, now let's let by-gone's be by-gones and forget all about it.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will speak at a ceremony to unveil Rangel's official portrait as chairman of the storied committee, which the longtime New York Democrat led from 2007 until March 2010, when party leaders pressured him to give up the post amid a growing ethics scandal.
I'm all for civility. But is the 3rd grade class at Amelia Elementary School could see this for what it is.
Certainly adults in Washington D.C. can. Or maybe they're just so jaded they don't.
That's whay point of view, what's yours?
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