Cunningham Makes Bribery CONVENIENT!!!
By The Lobotomist
Monday, February 27, 2006 at 11:57 AM
Say what you want about disgraced Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. He believed in giving his customers a convenient way to shop!
Yet, just when you think the story's already as sleazy as it can get, comes the revelation from ABC News that the Duke of Dishonesty actually had a RATE CARD for those who would endeavor to ply him with cash for congressional favors!
This link will take you to a PDF file that shows "The Dukester's" nefarious little "rate card" for bribery -- scrawled on a card beneath the Seal of the House of Representatives. Appropriate, since that WAS what he was selling!!!
A nice little business it was. And such convenience!!! A defense contractor knew just exactly what it would cost to get that $20 million contract! No haggling, no negotiating, no saying, "Well, I'll have to take this to the sales manager and get HIM to sign off on it." Good old fashioned up-front pricing! No beating around the bush!
The only thing missing? A convenient drive-up window at the Congressional Office Complex where contractors could drop off bags of money in return for little cards that say "IOU -- One Vote!"
Cunningham will be sentenced on Friday. His lawyers are asking the judge to sentence him to something less than 10 years.
Let's all keep our fingers crossed, OK?