Congressmen Charlie Rangel who is being charged with tax evasion and 12 other charges will be celebrating his 80th birthday with the rest of the criminals from government.
Remember this the next time you pop a chad (vote).
Here's the full program:
7:00 pm: Singer Jackie Rowe Adams performs ‘America the Beautiful’ to draw the crowd’s attention.
7:05 pm: Rep. Joe Crowley thanks Jackie Rowe Adams and acknowledges members of the NY Delegation. Crowley introduces Master of Ceremonies Governor David A. Paterson.
7:05 pm: Master of Ceremonies Paterson Welcomes Crowd & sets context for the event and acknowledges state and local electeds.
Paterson Introduces speakers in the following order:
7:07 pm: Speaker Christine Quinn
7:10 pm: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
7:11 pm: Speaker Sheldon Silver
7:13 pm: Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
7:16 pm: Mayor Michael Bloomberg
7:22 pm: Sen. Chuck Schumer
7:25 pm: Paterson Introduces Chuck Jackson, who performs 2 songs: "You’ll Never Walk Alone" and "Any Day Now."
7:35 pm: Paterson thanks Chuck Jackson, acknowledges the presence of Basil Paterson and Mayor David Dinkins and introduces Rep. Rangel.
Congressman Rangel delivers remarks
7:45 pm: Dionne Warwick performs two or three songs with piano accompaniment
7:55 pm: Chuck Jackson & Dionne Warwick lead the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" as The Plaza Hotel brings out the birthday cake.