In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview, Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled."
The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity?
The answer was astonishing.
"You got to be kind to the disabled," Rangel said.
That's right. The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled -- even when CBS 2 HD called him on it.
CBS 2 HD: "You got to be kind to the disabled?"
CBS 2 HD: "She's disabled?"
Rangel: "There's no question about it politically. It's a nightmare to think that a person's foreign policy is based on their ability to look at Russia from where they live.
Rangel, a tax cheat who pays up only when caught, has become so addled that he confuses a candidate for the vice presidency of the United States with Tina Fey. Ground control to Chuck...
He meant "disabled" as an insult, in the childish, "cooties" sense, but it was the wrong insult for Rangel to toss around. And it could well have been directed at Governor Palin's youngest son.
It is past time for him to resign.