Jul 29, 2010

Report: Rangel in a sleaze squeeze

A New York Post article reports that one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants demanded that Rep. Charles Rangel (pictured) quickly settle the swirling ethics charges against him rather than face a trial that could embarrass Democratic candidates across the country.

"I think it's best that he settle," Rep. George Miller, an influential California Democrat who helped engineer Pelosi's rise to power.

Rangel, however, does not want to go quietly.

As Lucianne Goldberg said, "it's tough to drain the swamp, when the biggest alligator just won't go down."

More here.