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Long time Republican congressman Duke Cunningham of California resigned from his seat today after pleading guilty to tax evasion and conspiracy after admitting to taking millions from defense contractors for steering business their way.
Apparently, he took all kinds of gifts and money and after saying repeatedly he did no such thing, he finally fessed up and said he'd lied, cheated, and stole from the American taxpayer. I feel like there should be a beer commercial like "real men of integrity" or "Mr. I took a yacht from a defense contractor!"
Chris Cillizza over at his Washington Post blog spoke the truth in saying that Democrats certainly aren't immune but the Republican situation is much more dire as it has directly affected the leadership of the party in the House.
Something else to consider will be Michael Scanlon testifying. He's already nailed Bob Ney (R-OH) and it's hard to guess where he'll finger next, if anyone. One has to think that there will be others though, maybe even Tom Delay, especially since Abramoff(Scanlon's partner in crime) was Delay's right hand man and Scanlon was right beside him.
While some suggest Duke Cunningham won't change much within the party, the problem the Republican's face is the entire corrupt image thing that continues to build. Cunningham just added a lot of fuel to that fire and one can only hope the Democrats can take advantage of the situation.
posted by Stithmeister @ 7:38 PM
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I did note that the top subjects of investihation on the Abranoff scandle were all GOop-ers. Just sad that Harry Reid was in there too...
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