So here's my question: Will Charlie get to share a cell with Randy "Duke" Cunningham? Here's a video clip of Cunningham discussing his most famous dogfight.
Cunningham is the former California House member and Vietnam Navy fighter ace/hero who went to prison for soliciting bribes while, I believe, on the House Armed Services Committee.
Can they be cell mates, since both forgot that, as House members, they served the people, not the other way 'round? That supposes Rangel gets prison time, which would be appropriate if the charges concerning his tax evasion are true.
In Cunningham's case, though I can't find a clip of the scene, he was tearful as he faced cameras after his conviction. He didn't blubber and excuse his behavior by recalling his military service.
I doubt we'll be so lucky in Rangel's case. Expect him to hide behind his being black and a veteran, claim special circumstances, and totally deny culpability for his criminal behavior.