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Rep. Charlie Rangel staying put

Related story: Despite charges, Rep. Rangel says he won't resign.

By Ann Telnaes  |  August 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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phil45, I have a better suggestion:

"No person may serve consecutive terms in the Legislative or Executive Branch of the federal government."

Sum total: If you are elected to any office of the federal government (House of Representatives, Senate, President, or Vice President), you cannot run for reelection for the following term, nor can you run for any of the other offices. This would require that every elected official return home to live under the laws they helped to create for a minimum of the next two years and it will also have the net effect of taking away the need for anyone to campaign for reelection from the moment they take office. They can now focus on their jobs.

Posted by: kiltedknight | August 18, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

When our elected officials live in the "PEOPLE'S HOUSE" too long this is what happens. Just look at history. I say "term limits" four terms in the house, two terms in the senate and the people go home and earn a living like the rest of us. They shouldn't have any more retirement benefits than the rest of us. They serve at our pleasure. GOD BLESS AMERICA

Posted by: phil45 | August 13, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Both previous efforts and the two current ones obscure the need to impose 'term limits'. Experience is nothing more then 'go along-get along' as by the third or fourth term, almost all of our 'representation' have figured out how to rig 'the game', as politics becomes their profession vice a service to those they represent. 'Whose behind the wizards curtain' can rarely be seen as PR vice accomplishment becomes the name of the game for re-election. Actually surprised at the current efforts, and figure they are only 'a finger shake' to justify rhetoric for the upcoming elections, and nobody will be sent to the bench for 'cheating'.

Posted by: hbeavers | August 12, 2010 5:58 AM | Report abuse

He NEEDS to be kicked out. He can always get a TV slot as an Evangelist like Jimmy Swaggart.

rowens1 . . . you forgot Gingrich, but, I know, there isn't enough space to list the amoral trash that we (or from now on - our Corporations) elect.

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 11, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Stevens, Rostenkowski, DeLay, Rangel. Great Americans all, with a different rule book than most of us. I always will like Charlie the best, I was too young to know Adam Clayton Powell.

Posted by: rowens1 | August 11, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Pepe LePew is one of my all time favorite cartoons! I live in a country town and have actually watched a skunk chase a Kitty Kat. Ann your rendition relates directly to the issue in this case.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | August 11, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Get both of those stinking skunks out of here!!! I can't believe the arrogance.

Posted by: amkearns | August 11, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Charlie once you get out of this mess remember how this cartoon in the Washington Post poorly treated you which is no way to treat a holder of the Purple Heart for fighting to defend the freedom of the press. At least Fox News always treated you with respect.

Posted by: jornolibist | August 10, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Can we say "Pepe Le Peu!" Rangel is stinkin' up the joint! Selfish man is Rangel. Let us not forget Maxine Waters, either!

Posted by: meldupree | August 10, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

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