Indeed.

On the plus side, it had Twitter users gasping for breath. Who made this call? “Hey, guys! Let’s have on tax cheat Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to discuss the IRS targeting scandal. He’s an authority!”

https://twitter.com/easyfeat/status/336173618679656448

https://twitter.com/dande2011/status/336131708556566529

https://twitter.com/7jppoole1/status/336110843555110916

Really.

And there’s more! ABC’s “This Week” also had the ethically-challenged Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) on the oh-so-authoritative panel.

https://twitter.com/jcbush03/status/336139570024423424

https://twitter.com/wjcarswell/status/336138908523974656

The giggles continued when Rangel fretted that honest IRS workers may now be getting “a bad shake.”

https://twitter.com/patflong/status/336170995700359168

You really can’t make this stuff up. It’s not the first time Rangel has beclowned himself by weighing in.

https://twitter.com/carrie_trask/status/336161820345761794

And a hilarious exit question:

Zing!

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Rupert Murdoch: IRS scandal ‘makes perfect case for flat tax and abolition [of] all deductions’

Under the bus: Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigns over IRS scandal

Chilling: IRS reportedly demanded list of high school and college students from conservative group

Report: IRS flagged groups that ‘criticize how the country is being run’

It gets worse: IRS leaked conservative groups’ confidential documents to ProPublica

That’s the story? Jaw-dropping NYT headline on IRS scandal: ‘Gives GOP an issue to seize on’

Well, they were ‘flourishing’: David Plouffe excuses IRS targeting of conservative groups

Report: IRS flagged groups involved in ‘educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights’

IRS: Our Tea Party witch hunt wasn’t ‘motivated by political bias’; No comment on disciplinary action

AP: IRS is totally sorry for targeting groups with names that include ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’

  • Marjorie

    One of the many reasons we need to limit terms in both houses!

    • TocksNedlog

      Rangel’s ‘term’ should be “life WITHOUT the possibility . . .”

    • TocksNedlog

      Rangel’s ‘term’ should be “life WITHOUT the possibility . . .”

  • Marjorie

    One of the many reasons we need to limit terms in both houses!

  • TJ

    Now that is need is Antony Wiener to do an PSA about proper social media etiquette for pubic officials on their pubic account.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Sad news, folks. Most of their viewers haven’t got a clue who he is, so the irony will be lost on them, and they know it, so cue the media to trot distinguished-looking gentleman out to comment on IRS scandal.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Sad news, folks. Most of their viewers haven’t got a clue who he is, so the irony will be lost on them, and they know it, so cue the media to trot distinguished-looking gentleman out to comment on IRS scandal.

  • Jennifer

    Timothy Geithner was unavailable for comment.

  • Jennifer

    Timothy Geithner was unavailable for comment.

  • Roto

    Georgie Stuffalotuvit pushed the “no evidence linking to the White House” (yet) mantra over and over and over for Obama on #ThisWeek

  • Roto

    Georgie Stuffalotuvit pushed the “no evidence linking to the White House” (yet) mantra over and over and over for Obama on #ThisWeek

  • TocksNedlog

    Health care and circuses.

  • BlahBlah

    Let’s not forget that Rangel got RE-ELECTED. So in his mind it’s like – oh so it wasn’t a biggie anyway cuz not only I got away with it, I get to do it again!

    This is how behaviors become the new normal. Like a battered woman that does nothing to defend herself and because she doesn’t, the abuser is justified and abusing becomes the new normal. Then it escalates from there.

    So I don’t really blame Charlie. I blame his… um… constituents.

  • CHHR

    I was wondering how long it would take… he was pretty vocal during the hearing as he stepped off the plantation. I’m sure the wood shed was constructed to look like the door to his office soon after 5:00 PM on Friday…
    Response: find any program that would have ya and do your mia culpa quick to prevent further preprecussions.

  • detroit19

    Wow…just wow.

  • I M Free

    Let’s play Jeopardy.
    Q. The best person to talk about IRS.
    A. Who is Rep. Charlie Rangel

  • Socal71

    The distinguished people of D.C (liberals) elected a crackhead so anything is possible. Don’t blame Rangel, all he did was run for office. Liberal New Yorkers elected him. They are the embarrassment to our Nation not him.