February 27, 2006

How Do They Sleep At Night?
— LauraW.

This guy is unbelievable:

Prosecutors call it a corruption case with no parallel in the long history of the U.S. Congress. And it keeps getting worse. Convicted Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham actually priced the illegal services he provided.

Prices came in the form of a "bribe menu" that detailed how much it would cost contractors to essentially order multimillion-dollar government contracts, according to documents submitted by federal prosecutors for Cunningham's sentencing hearing this Friday.


Be sure to check out what's on the menu and the rate scale.

Though the fact that he's being prosecuted mitigates my cynicism, it is probably fair to say that the only difference between this fellow and many of his colleagues is that he was enough of a dope to put his crime in writing.

Posted by: LauraW. at 09:05 AM | Comments (10)
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1 What. a. putz.

un-effing-believable.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 27, 2006 09:15 AM (pzen5)

2 Nail his dumb ass to the wall.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at February 27, 2006 09:15 AM (iKhSD)

3 Who would've figured that a guy who lives on a yacht named "The Dukester" would be sketchy.

Posted by: CD in Green Hollow at February 27, 2006 09:28 AM (GNT/c)

4 I played dice with "the Duke" at the NAS Oceana Officer's club once. He was a hero of mine when I was a kid who wanted to be a Naval Aviator.

Turns out, the guy was a real asshat, bragging about the Rolls Royce he had and so on. I wondered at the time how a congressman could afford such a thing, but figured what do I know?

Anyway, drinks were on him and I relieved him of a fair amount of cash via the dice game.

Turns out the money was mine in the first place in a way.

Jaggoff. He gives Naval Aviation a bad name.

Posted by: Grendel at February 27, 2006 11:14 AM (q1K0X)

5 I enjoyed watching him cry.

I just bet this fuck was rude to people in service jobs and tipped like a cheap bastard as well.

Enjoy your jail time.

Posted by: The Warden at February 27, 2006 01:29 PM (NdHMh)

6 Grendel, you should have read the story by the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote on the guy a few weeks back. There were few words of sympathy, but lots of regret and dismay. The only good of this is the asshole is going down hard- he's lost literally everything, his wife has left him, and the proscecutor has said 10 years, nothing less. The only reason it isn't more is because of the plea deal he got. Apparently, he sang like a canary, implicating a lot of people. As far as I'm concerned, fuck him sideways with a rusty cactus. There were a lot of people in his district (North-Central San Diego county- I live further south) he screwed over. He's getting what he deserves.

Posted by: Bill H at February 27, 2006 01:41 PM (Lvedx)

7 Warden, the only reason he cried is he got caught, and faced the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in pound-me-in-the-ass prison. I watched that bit of performance art too, and frankly, I was embarassed. Christ in a pogostick, Tammy Faye Baker couldn't have done better.

Posted by: Bill H at February 27, 2006 01:48 PM (Lvedx)

8 Reminds me of Boss Tweed. Did all the same stuff, said all the same stuff.

Posted by: chris at February 27, 2006 03:07 PM (ze3EB)

9 It's a shame, actually.

A shame that he's only getting 10 years, while the people who actually bribed him can get 20.

Cunningham should get life.

Posted by: Xoxotl at February 27, 2006 03:43 PM (Wsi7x)

10 If the system is going to get changed, it needs to start further back than this. It seems you get selected and supported by how much you help your party, rather than by how well you give voice to your parties ideals. Thus, the person that gets in is the kind who would be happy to start cashing in those checks.

Posted by: Tom M at February 27, 2006 05:15 PM (+c6fd)

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