Internet political blogs and many media outlets are speculating a deal is in the works that would allow Rep. Charles Rangel to avoid public hearings in exchange for admission to some charges. It would be a shame to not to have a hearing before the full House ethics committee. Talk about a show. Rangel has already been putting lipstick on this pig in a statement he release saying “I am pleased that, at long last, sunshine will pierce the cloud of serious allegations that have been raised against me in the media.”
Democrats want this over with as soon as possible while Republicans would like to make Rangel the poster child for political corruption through the next election. Politics is all about timing. The time has come for Rangel to answer the charges. Stay tuned it should be a great show.