It was difficult to choose this week's winner because there were so many worthy candidates, from filmmaker Oliver Stone's anti-Semitic rant to MSM pundits blaming UDSA official Shirley Sherrod firing on Fox News, even though Sherrod was axed before Fox made any mention of the infamous Breitbart video.
But none approach the good Congressman from New York for utter audacity. A House Ethics Panel has charged Rangel with 13 violations ranging from tax evasion to misuse of Congressional staff and stationary. Two things are remarkable about Rep. Rangel's situation.
One is that even some Democrat House members are calling on the veteran Congressman to step down--you have to understand how blatant these violations must be for Democrats to call for the resignation of one of their own.
Second, Rangel chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. This is the body that writes the nation's tax laws. And yet he once claimed that he didn't know he had to pay taxes on some property he owned.
For utter gall, Rep. Rangel wins hands down.
In honor of the great American philosopher Bugs Bunny, who first coined the phrase, I've decided to present the "What a Maroon" award each week to the politician, organization or celebrity who makes the most sand-poundingly stupid statement of recent days.