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That’s It?

In Media, Politics on December 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Today, the House of Representatives censured Charlie Rangel. Blink and you missed it.

After two years of investigation and conviction on 11 counts of Congressional ethics violations, the official “tsk-tsk” was read aloud by Nancy Pelosi to Rangel, made to stand in the well below her, as others watched on. I happened to catch it live on CNN and couldn’t believe it: that’s it?

It was not merely over as fast as a prick at the doctor’s office, it probably hurt less.

Is this supposed to be severe?  People who don’t pay their taxes don’t usually get off with a reluctant tongue-lashing.

It felt like as soon as Pelosi began introducing the statement, it was over. I was waiting for the real meat of the statement, after the statement, but it never came.

All told, it was less than 45 seconds. Watch for yourself:

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