Charles Rangel, Master of the Gesture
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There are a lot of survival skills you'd pick up after 36 years in Congess, and one that Charles Rangel has clearly mastered is the really good gesture. Whether or not our gestures say a lot about us, we unconsciously think they do. From the shoe-pounding Kruschev to the random punctuation of Bush the First, as parodied by Dana Carvey, it's easy for a politician to be defined by his hands alone. Here are a few photos I captured at a Capitol event this week to show a master at work.