Charlie Rangel, the Democratic congressman from New York’s 15th District, is fighting for his political life. Amid a variety of ethics charges, Rangel has been forced to relinquish the chair of the House Ways and Means committee, but has managed a recent primary win and expects to keep his seat in November.
Charlie can’t like his odds for beating the myriad ethics violations stacked against him. However, like a shark which must keep swimming, it’s guaranteed Rangel will give it a go. If there’s anyone capable of extricating himself from his own mess, it’s Harlem’s loveable scoundrel.