New York Daily News: "Silk Stocking" Slugfest: Carolyn Maloney Vs. Reshma Saujani: “It’s sort of a Karl Rove thing, where you attack the strengths (of political rivals). I think one of my strengths is that I’ve been independent and honest and right. She’s basically saying I’m a crook,”Maloney said.
Carolyn Maloney is a crook at four different levels.
Level 1: Maloney is a crook for standing by a crook. Charlie Rangel is the biggest crook in Washington DC. Harlem has been having an image problem without any help from Rangel for decades, and Rangel is not helping any, and Maloney is only adding fuel to the fire. (Charlie Rangel: An Unrepentent Motherfucker)
Level 2: Maloney is a crook for not seeing that Rangel's antics will cost the Dems the House in November. She is being disloyal to the party and its leader.
Level 3: Maloney is a crook for not agreeing to weekly TV debates. This woman lacks respect for democracy. That is considered crookish behavior in a democracy.
Level 4: She was holding fundraisers with Wall Street PACs at the same time she was working on Wall Street reform. Six or eight other House members who engaged in similar behavior are under investigation. The ethics committee will come around to Maloney too. It is not like Rangel got into trouble the same year he did not pay taxes. The law seems to take its sweet time.
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New York Daily News: "Silk Stocking" Slugfest: Carolyn Maloney Vs. Reshma Saujani: have yet to hold a debate. A radio debate is scheduled for Sept. 7, a week before the Sept. 14 primary election..... Saujani has repeatedly called for Rangel to resign because of the 13 ethics violations he’s been charged with by a bipartisan panel of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Maloney says a system is in place to try Rangel and he’s entitled to his due process......“Giving Charlie Rangel a kiss on the cheek and a $2,500 check at a time right now when people are so frustrated with the process indicates to me that she doesn’t have the same values that I have.” ..... Saujani, a lawyer and former counsel for hedge funds, said “ the power of incumbency is the reason why we’re in this mess in the first place,” and added, “You’ve got a bunch of people in Congress and a bunch of (other officials) who think that there’s a path, (that) being a professional politician is the way of getting into Congress. And I think that that’s why we don’t have really great ideas coming out of Washington. I think that’s what we need right now.” ...... Saujani said, “I think that Maloney ranks at the bottom of our New York delegation, and I’m saying that on the record. And I think Carolyn Maloney represents the problem. We have in Congress, I think, a lot of mediocre representatives.” ...... Saujani said that “Maloney “has been good enough” as a representative, but meant it as a negative, adding, “But 'good enough' isn’t good enough right now. We deserve excellent representation, this district deserves excellent representation.” ..... “It’s sort of a Karl Rove thing, where you attack the strengths (of political rivals). I think one of my strengths is that I’ve been independent and honest and right. She’s basically saying I’m a crook,”Maloney said...... Asked if she really thinks Maloney has questionable ethics, Saujani referred to fundraisers Maloney has held with financial investment firms while serving on the Congressional Committee on Financial Services and added, “I think she’s demonstrated questionable ethics by having those two fundraisers.” Maloney takes money from corporate PACs, while she doesn’t, Saujani noted.