Sunday, August 07, 2005

Everythings Free If Your the "Duke"

Free Travel For Golf, Hunting, Bribes, Conspiracy

MicroMayheM covers the latest on Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. It seems Duke had pretty much a free ticket to ride on a jet owned by a San Diego company, ADCS Inc., that was raking in millions in defense contracts for which Cunningham's congressional committee was responsible. MicroMayheM shares the work of the Union Tribune with us.

"Over the past eight years, the defense appropriations subcommittee has repeatedly added funding for ADCS-related projects to the Defense Department budget, even criticizing the Pentagon for not requesting the money itself."

The jet was apparently made available to members of congress wheneven they wanted to take a little trip. Cunningham used it to go on a golf and hunting (and fund raising) trip to Idaha sponsored by his Republican congressional buddy, Senator Larry Craig who was hosting the little get together.

“Cunningham's record of campaign expenses – which generally are so meticulous that they include his dues and single dinners at the tony Capitol Hill Club – do not reflect any campaign-related expenses for food or lodging in Idaho. And there is no FEC record of Cunningham paying for a flight to Idaho in the summer of 2003.”

The Republican culture of corruption. What's a voter to do?