Monday, November 28, 2005

Crooks, Liars and Swindlers

Is there some unwritten rule that in order to be a Republican legislator, you have to be a fucking crook?

Congressman Quits After Admitting Bribes
Republican Lawmaker Pleads Guilty to Tax Violations

WASHINGTON (Nov. 28) - Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and tax charges and tearfully resigned from office, admitting he took $2.4 million in bribes to steer defense contracts to conspirators.

Defense contractors, eh?
What a coincidence. Those crocodile tears may be fake now, but once he's in prison the immates will give him a reason to cry. And nobody will see it, hear it or care.

BAH!

9 comments:

Karen Zipdrive said...

If this Duke character was taking bribes "to steer defense contracts to conspirators," you gotta wonder which other GOP reps were doing the same damn thing.
This is another tip on another iceberg. Hear me now and believe me later.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Unfortunately, yes.

dusty said...

I have been waiting for this. He is a Southern Cali Congressman and he lived waaaaaayyyy beyond his means.

Glad they finally busted his ass.

in.dog.neato said...

there's not a week that goes by up here that I don't read an op-ed in the local paper from some self-righteous republican citizen who feels it's his mission to admonish all the local liberals by bringing up how morally and ethically bankrupt these commies are and because of that, this country's going to hell...

and then things like like this (and others, of course...this little tidbit's a hoot and fresh news, and also a show of how deep the greed of the repubs goes...)come along to push those righteous, upstanding, moral and ethical right wing morons back into the hole they keep trying to bury us liberals in...

Lulu Maude said...

"once he's in prison the immates will give him a reason to cry. And nobody will see it, hear it or care..."

THAT's why he was crying!

dusty said...

He was crying because he got popped and will now be unable to screw anyone for he will be the one getting screwed.poetic justice if you ask moi. He's been hosing his constiuents for years. He has been lying about this shit for two years and the people of his district actually bought his shit and relected his ass! The stupidity of the american public never ceases to amaze me.

Karen Zipdrive said...

If stupidity means to believe what one hears over what one sees, then I agree.
Reagan taught the lemmings to swoon at the sound of a trite platitude, and the GOP seized the technique.
Iran Contra sounds harsh compared to the sunshine, lollipops and rainbows Reagan liked to describe.

in.dog.neato said...

glad to see this thing finally come to fruition...heard about this...monthas ago...perhaps, now that the details of the conspiracy lay out in the San Diego paper...

remember kids, you can't spell Conspiracy without Piracy.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Pretty soon the only GOP members left will be that hillbilly cracker Zell Miller and that weak-chinned putz Joe Lieberman.