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Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Politics | 7 comments

Just When You Thought it Couldn’t Get Any More Strange

This just in, courtesy of Lady Logician.

Not News: Republicans want Charlie Rangel to step down.

Kind of News: Democrats want Charlie Rangel to step down.

Worthy of Onion News: People actually think Charlie Rangel would step down.

Congressional Republicans are again demanding that Congressman Charles Rangel step down as chairman of the House tax writing committee, saying his ethics problems make him the poster boy for institutional arrogance.

And here’s a new twist. Highly placed Democratic sources told CBS 2 HD they have discussed the possibility of using one damaged New York politician to get rid of another.

It centers on having Rangel resign, and giving Gov. David Paterson a dignified way to leave Albany by running for Rangel’s congressional seat.

Have any of these people looked at Rangel’s district lately? Take me to Vegas and have me lay odds on any of three possible scenarios. I’ll give you the following odds out of the set:

A: Rangel losing an election in his district: 1%
B: Obama lowering the deficit: 6%
C: Aliens landing and giving us a new, free, limitless energy source that runs on wishes: 93%

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