Thursday, September 22, 2011

Charlie Rangel gets a portrait

From today's Los Angeles Times:
Forget what F. Scott Fitzgerald said about there being no second acts in life. A portrait of Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), a former chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, was unveiled in the committee’s hearing room today before a cheering crowd.

That’s the same 81-year-old Rangel who was censured by his colleagues last year for ethical misconduct.

Rangel, who received tributes from members of both parties for his four decades in Congress, basked in the moment, making only slight reference to his past troubles.

"I can’t wait to see how the New York Post handles it," he joked, referring to the tabloid's coverage of the portrait's unveiling.

Thursday, September 15, 2011