The beleagured Charlie Rangel, rather his likeness, made the cut on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, during a segment also featuring Rachel Maddow, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. There were a few nice bits of dialogue -- and Pelosi's sudden eye bulge made me laugh out loud -- but all in all, I found the sketch lackluster, especially the Rangel impersonation. Where was the trademark rasp, or the magical rhetorical flow? Judge for yourself.
"People keep saying I'm having legal troubles. These are ethics violations. I did nothing criminal. I just did things that were unethical. Did I kill someone? No. Did I lie for the purposes of getting money? Perhaps. When I say "perhaps" do I mean yes? I do. But I am not a criminal. I am just a person that can, and should, not be trusted."