Comments on: House Democrats fret over Rangel case http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/07/26/house-democrats-fret-over-rangel-case/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SteveoOOo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/07/26/house-democrats-fret-over-rangel-case/comment-page-1/#comment-408820 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 03:54:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28514#comment-408820 Oh, Charlie Rangel, Charlie Rangel! The media is in overdrive over the last few days day noting the ethics allegations surrounding Rep. Charlie Rangel. Today’s story from wall to wall is “whether his ethics woes will hurt them in the November election.” Juicy stuff.

There’s no doubt that the Rangel ethics matter is serious. It may even be time for the 20-term Congressman to gracefully retire before the probe permanently tarnishes his legacy.

But while the ethics investigation into a House Democrat has generated considerable attention, you may not have heard that a conservative Republican senator is cooperating with a federal criminal investigation of another conservative Republican senator.

Politico–“Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has turned over e-mails to federal authorities investigating Sen. John Ensign’s extramarital affair with a campaign aide, the latest sign that the criminal probe into the embattled Nevada Republican is picking up steam.”

Here we have John Ensign, a “family values” conservative Republican, who had an extra-marital sexual relationship with his friend’s wife, while condemning others’ moral failings. Ensign’s parents paid hush-money. Ensign ignored ethics laws and used his office to arrange lobbying jobs for his mistress’ husband. The likelihood of Ensign being indicted seems certain.

And yet, there’s no media frenzy. No reporters staked out in front of Ensign’s home. No daily segments on the Sean Hannity Show speculating about the need for Ensign to resign in disgrace. Instead, the media’s just fascinated with Charlie Rangel. Rangel is facing a probe from the House ethics committee, while Ensign is under scrutiny from the FBI!

It never ceases to amaze me how something like Rangel’s ethics probe undermines his whole party in an election year, while Ensign’s sex-ethics-corruption scandal is considered irrelevant to the Republican Party.

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By: BillSaidIt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/07/26/house-democrats-fret-over-rangel-case/comment-page-1/#comment-408816 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 02:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28514#comment-408816 Hello My Fellow Americans – HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU

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By: alwil http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/07/26/house-democrats-fret-over-rangel-case/comment-page-1/#comment-408800 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:13:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28514#comment-408800 The longer we leave any of these guys in office – the more likely they will fail themselves and us. It is really our fault. Term limits would have prevented this.

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