Lots of people e-mailing about this but I can’t muster the outrage. I get the point — they’re sick with their own sense of entitlement — but after untold billions spent on pork, how can you get angry about this tiny drop in an ocean-sized bucket? It’s like watching bank robbers shoplift a candy bar from a convenience store.

I do like Rangel’s display of balls, though, in suggesting that he’s doing it for his constituents. Behold the sacrifice of the hardworking public servant, forced to travel by Cadillac just to make you smile. Good ol’ Charlie. Click the image to watch.

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