Afternoon Vid: Charlie Rangel Not a Crook, Declares Charlie Rangel

The floor speech that's already becoming infamous

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The stemwinder has fallen out of fashion in recent years as a method of political communication, but if the reaction to today's blustery floor speech from Charlie Rangel is any indication, it could be due for a major comeback. Click on the embedded video and travel back to the bygone age when men were men, and politicians referred to themselves in the third person.




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