Thursday, November 18, 2010

Congressman Rangel: Ending Sadly

I am saddened by the ignominious ending to Congressman Charles Rangel's career.  Stories such as this latest one on the NY Times seem like serial pre-obituaries of both the man and his career.  There's enough blame to go around here starting with Mr. Rangel himself. But that's not the point. I would hope that whatever one's partisan inclination, humanity compels a twinge of sadness for the inglorious ending to the career of a Vietnam war hero, founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, and an individual who has spent almost all of his life in the service of the public.

1 comment:

  1. Given that Congressman Rangel has won another term, one hopes that it may be premature to declare his career at its end. The people of New York, and of the country, expect that he will serve them (and us) vigorously in his time in Congress--and hopefully after that time as well.