The following segment is from NY1's Road to City Hall program. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is being interviewed by Davidson Goldin, NY1 Political Reporter.
What's sad is that we have started getting used to this type of crazy rhetoric coming from the left. It is now, just part of politics as usual.
Rangel: Oh no, it makes the country a lot more safe. The further Bush is away from Washington, the better it is. And sometimes I don't even think Cheney is awake enough to know what's going on. Rumsfeld is the guy in Washington to watch. He's running the country.Doctor Rangel has been diagnosed with Chronic Foot-in-mouth disease. The disease has been making its rounds in Democratic circles and is thought to have originated with Howard Dean after he drank the tap water while campaigning in New Hampshire, which lead to his now-infamous "Dean Scream". It has not targeted only Democrats, as Pat Robertson clearly showed last week.
Goldin: Cheney's not awake enough?
Rangel: Well, he's a sick man you know.
Goldin: He's had heart disease.
Rangel: He's got heart disease, but the disease is not restricted to that part of his body. He grunts a lot, so you never really know what he's thinking. But the guy that talks a lot is Rumsfeld. And that's where our nation is getting involved in trillion dollar deficits.
(linked on OTB)