Charlie, you have lost your charm. You could have faded away with dignity. But no, you chose to clear your name. Now how silly is that?
You were a likeable opponent, never caustic, always ready with a smile. You brought respect to the seamier side of politics. Now you’ve blown it all. The share of corruption you took for yourself was small potatoes in the world of politics. It would have been forgiven and forgotten. We expect these little imperfections in a politician.
Your indignation is spoiling it all. Go home Charlie, while we still love you.