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Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."
Fox News ^ | 11/17/10 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 11/17/2010 6:58:04 PM PST by Libloather

Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."
by Chad Pergram | November 17, 2010

**SNIP**

Rangel said he would pay the back taxes owed on the Caribbean vacation home and straighten out his House financial disclosure reports. And Rangel said he could explain the problem with the Congressional stationary. Plus, he argued he was on the right side of the law with the Manhattan apartments.

But the story churned. It soon brewed into a political maelstrom. And after weeks of charges and sparring with reporters, Rangel had had enough.

If people wanted to investigate him so badly, so be it. Rangel would let them take their best shot. And he would take the extraordinary step of referring himself to the House Ethics Committee to sort this all out.

So on July 31, 2008, I asked Rangel why anyone would throw himself at the mercy of House ethics investigators.

His response was brazen. Cocky. Boastful.

“When you’re as clean as the driven snow, no matter the accusations, just denying is not enough,” Rangel answered.

The retort shocked me. Politicians usually answer in bland generalities. But this was emphatic. Declarative. And I’ve also been around long enough to know when someone is tempting fate.

In other words, in Rangel’s mind, all of this was just a misunderstanding. The Ethics Committee would see this Rangel’s way. And then he could emerge from this nebula that clouded his Congressional career.

Some days earlier, news stories percolated about Rangel’s decision to throw himself at the mercy of the Ethics Committee. It was just a question of when Rangel would correspond with the Ethics Committee, begging for scrutiny.

This is where I come in.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charlie; perp; rangel; snow
Tax-cheat Charlie needs to spend more time with his family. He's wasted enough of everyone's time.
1 posted on 11/17/2010 6:58:11 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

He is as pure as the driven snow. Have you ever seeen snow that was driven on before?


2 posted on 11/17/2010 7:01:35 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: Libloather

Have you ever seen snow that has been driven on? It’s filthy dirty.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 7:01:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (He that casts the ballot decides nothing. He that counts the ballots decides everything. - Stalin)
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To: Libloather

He may have been pure as the driven snow but I think he drifted ....(with thanks to Mae West)


4 posted on 11/17/2010 7:02:05 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Libloather

What’s the lyric from “Betty Davis Eyes” - Pure as New York snow?


5 posted on 11/17/2010 7:02:41 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Libloather

LOl!! Yellow Snow Charlie!!!


6 posted on 11/17/2010 7:04:38 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Libloather

“As Clean as the Driven Snow....at Chernobyl...”


7 posted on 11/17/2010 7:05:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Libloather
Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."

LOL - yeah, as long as a dog has recently lifted his leg on that snow, he is that clean.

Could not agree more on Romney. The guy is a weasel.

8 posted on 11/17/2010 7:05:55 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Libloather
SNOW.....rangel...
9 posted on 11/17/2010 7:08:57 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
He, obviously, doesn't understand the meaning of the phrase.

If Sarah Palin had said this, every media outlet would have corrected her.

10 posted on 11/17/2010 7:13:17 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Libloather

Our lab did not leave the snow so clean when we lived in Syracuse. Yellow patches throughout the winter and a sh!t load of frozen dog poop to clean when the snow started melting. (My kids hated that job) So yeah, in that context Charlie is as clean as our snow.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 7:16:49 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Libloather

He ain’t snow. He’s black ice.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 7:17:42 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Libloather

Rangel card


13 posted on 11/17/2010 7:18:21 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Libloather

Charlie Rangel: “As Clean as the Driven Snow.”


At least as clean as the wind driven road slush. But he is a credit to his party and his peer group, as he has conducted himself in the finest traditions of his organization. Barf, Barf, Barf, Barf.........and Barf!


14 posted on 11/17/2010 7:19:59 PM PST by Free in Texas (Let them eat bacon!)
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To: FrankR

Is snow “clean” if it is driven through unethical an possibly illegal actions? Rangel is a crook and probably should be in a small cell.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 7:20:41 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather

16 posted on 11/17/2010 7:22:45 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Libloather
"As Clean as the Driven Snow" on a New York City street.
17 posted on 11/17/2010 7:32:01 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Libloather

The only way charlie should spend more time with his family is if they are housed at Club Fed along with him.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 7:33:43 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: Libloather
Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the Driven Snow."

I would say that snow has more then a few tire tracks on it!

19 posted on 11/17/2010 7:35:36 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: Libloather

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20 posted on 11/17/2010 7:55:36 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Libloather

Tax-cheat Charlie needs to spend more time in the state penitentiary.


21 posted on 11/17/2010 8:14:06 PM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: Libloather
Charlie Rangel: As clean as the snow in the Iditarod's staging area.
22 posted on 11/17/2010 8:14:28 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Dems' response to 11/2: Do not go gentle into that new day,Rage,rage against the coming of the dawn!)
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To: Libloather

“As Clean as the Driven Snow”...then he drifted.


23 posted on 11/17/2010 8:24:08 PM PST by SERKIT (TSA-Form 2 Lines: Irradiation or Humiliation)
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To: Libloather
"As Clean as the PLOW Driven Snow."
24 posted on 11/17/2010 9:01:04 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Libloather
Charlie Rangel: "As Clean as the New Driven Slush."


25 posted on 11/17/2010 9:10:25 PM PST by Iron Munro (Save The USA. Stamp out Affirmative Action: Get the Obamas out of the White House.)
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To: rabidralph

“Pure as the driven snow” is a reference to wind driven snow. Wind driven snow is very pure. Snow that’s driven upon by a car is dirty and full of grease. I was making a pun.


26 posted on 11/18/2010 2:37:18 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

RACIST! :P


27 posted on 11/18/2010 2:38:20 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

Well, hush my mouth! Thanks for the correction.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 5:28:02 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

I was thinking more along the lines of cold, slippery, a pain in the ass to deal with and causes damage.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 6:45:07 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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