WCBSTV interviews Rep. Charles Rangel:
Rangel on Rangel
The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity?Sometime later, Rep. Rangel said that using 'disabled' wasn't really the word he wanted to use.
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."
"I mean, I'm not a mainstream African-American who is articulate or bright or clean or nice-looking. Whaddayagonnado?"