Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oh, Charlie

Charlie Rangle makes the news, yet again:
WASHINGTON - Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel's Mercedes-Benz was towed yesterday from the House of Representatives parking space he had been using for years in violation of congressional rules.
[...]
Rangel refused to answer questions about the car, whose registration expired in 2004 and which has sat in the House garage, covered with a tarp and bearing no plates.
The Zinger comes from House GOP leader John Boehner's spokesman, Michael Steel.
The new information about Chairman Rangel taking advantage of taxpayers to illegally store his vintage luxury car is appalling, mostly because it is part of a pattern - a pattern of Chairman Rangel abusing his public position for personal gain
Can you believe that an esteemed Representative would take advantage of taxpayers? ...of course you can.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Oh, pshaw! Fringe benefits, sanctioned or not, have been a part of the cause and solution to the pincipal-agent issue since it was recognized in the business world.

Fringe individuals using something widely accepted to increase their relative moral ground or decrease anothers... that's just downright poor journalism.