New York Democrats have decided they want to put corrupt politician Charlie Rangel back in the House of Representatives. Apparently, this is a continuation of the old policy of: "He may be a crook, but he's our crook."
Rangel, in addition to being a rather unpleasant character (insulting the entire population of Mississippi, slandering the New York City Police Department, calling Palin retarded, etc.), he was found guilty by his peers of 11 ethics counts, and censured by the House. He cheated on his income tax, lied about his income, failed to pay taxes on his palatial spread in the islands, misused his campaign funds, and more.
But, in the eyes of most Dems in his district, none of that matters. Ethics? Bah! We don't need no stinking ethics! The voters have spoken.