In keeping with the latest trend of politicians being indicted Rep Randy Cunningham resigned today after being arrested for bribery and tax evasion charges. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. He made a tearful apology in a public statement and displaying a very unDelay like manner took responsibility for his actions. I imagine he was smiling though when he accepted 8.1 million in bribes.
I for one am impressed by his statement if not his congressional record, but this has got to be a huge blow the GOP. Already suffering from abysmal poll numbers they really have to pull something to gain an edge before the upcoming elections. I'm not sure what could help at this point though. Maybe free beer would work.
I am happy that he's gone though. His record on the House floor indicates he's a bigot, homophobe, and just plain wrong on most issues.
“Was she [Paula Coughlin] totally innocent in this [the Tailhook Scandal]? I don’t think so . . . If you have clothes that are scant, if you have a past that is not professional, then that’s going to add to the problems.” - Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
GOP lawmaker pleads guilty to tax charge, quits