Saturday, April 03, 2010

Charlie Rangel Seems
To Have Forgotten His
Sunday School Lessons

by Staff - April 3rd 2010 - New York Daily News

These are rough days for Rep. Charlie Rangel. He talks and some amazing things burst forth from his mouth. None of them more astonishing and hilarious than his great big oopsie Friday.

There he was on Holy Thursday, the eve of the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, the day that marks the crucifixion of Christ after history's most notorious betrayal, that of Judas Iscariot.

At a political rally, union big Chris Shelton branded Rep. Mike McMahon of Staten Island a "Judas" for voting against President Obama's health care reform bill. It was, to put it delicately, an indelicate turn of phrase. Rangel stepped in to soften the blow.

"Judas was ultimately forgiven," said the congressman, who happens to be Catholic. "Judas became a saint... "

... Not exactly. Not even close. Not unless Rangel knows something about God's infinite mercy and wisdom that is unknown to all others.

Saint Judas? Now that really would split the Protestants from the Catholics.


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