Of course, the MSN story - like most MSM stories about these sorts of things - is trying to frame this as a set-back from Democrats, and thus another nail in the mid-term election coffin:
The 79-year-old Rangel's decision was another jarring setback for President Barack Obama and majority Democrats in Congress, coming at a time when the party is scrambling to save sweeping health care overhaul legislation that has been pending on Capitol Hill for well over a year and still assessing a surging anti-incumbent fervor among the voters.
OR voters could look at this as the Democratic leadership FINALLY living up to its promise in 2006 to run a more ethical shop then their predecessors. After all, it's not like Mr. Rangel is the ONLY senior Democrat in the House who can lead negotiations.
But the MSM has published it, so their narrative MUST be right . . .