There is no honor among thieves.
Rangel lied and stole until Hell wouldn't haven't anymore. It was so bad that Pelosi's ethics committee couldn't even ignore it. The Democrats' solution? Stand up on the House floor and tell him he broke the rules and then give him a standing ovation. Gee, that would be very helpful if Rangel breaking the rules were not already common knowledge.
But I guess every member of congress is hoping they'll also get a pass and a standing O when they get caught.