Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Report on Imprisoned Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham Spells Out His Corruption

Another October surprise hit the books Tuesday night when the final report on Duke Cunningham's graft -- $2 million in bribes from defense contractors while serving on the appropriations committee -- was made public.

Cunningham, Republican of California, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for bribery. We knew he was corrupt, but now we know the details. Apparently several staff members objected to his activities.

This report is just another black mark on the Republican Party, who, three weeks before Election Day, are trying to contain the damage from accusations that former Rep. Mark Foley, Republican of Florida, made inappropriate sexually explicit remarks in e-mail messages to Congressional pages. There's also the Jack Abramoff scandal, and don't forget the occupation of Iraq...

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