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    I find this story depressing. I've studied Cunningham's exploits as an F4 pilot in Vietnam for years, and now this...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever
    I find this story depressing. I've studied Cunningham's exploits as an F4 pilot in Vietnam for years, and now this...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines
    I take no joy in your hero's character flaw but I always hope for corruption to be exposed on any and every side of our politics.
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    On this we agree.

    I hope the Repubs loudly and publicly put the boot to Cunningham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever
    On this we agree.

    I hope the Repubs loudly and publicly put the boot to Cunningham.

    I respect your integrity on this.

    I honestly never thought that the republicans would be held to account for any of the dastardly deeds that they've done during the last decade.

    Power corrupts -- and absolute power is what the Repugs have had for a long while

    how much puss gets to be squeezed out is yet be seen -- but I believe that its deep and wide.

    Part of the problem has been a sanctimonious holier than thou attitude that self justified everything that they did.

    Do you think that the BUG KILLER ever thought that what he did to amass power and priveledge was wrong ?? it was all to a blessed end: bringing back morality to america.
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    Duke at least admitted his larceny with class.

    I watched his statement to the cameras, and he made no whiney excuse about politics and prosecutors out to get him -- no hissy fit "I misunderstood what that millions dollars was for" -- no tirade declaring that "I thought it was just a campaign contribution".

    And he was terrific warrior pilot who risked his life with courage and honour-- which counts for a lot.

    But he engaged in serious corruption while a congressman, abusing his position as a member of the dominant political party to make millions of dollars for corrupt ends.

    His deal with the prosecutors calls for him to cooperate in the investigation of other congressman etc who have engaged in similar acts of corruption -- I hope more of those congressional hypocrites are found and jailed ...
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    I look forward to your zeal in these matters when the Bartlet report is released. Did you ever wonder why so many conservatives and conservative organizations were investigated by the IRS during the Clinton years? I sure did.

    I saw Duke whine like the weasel he turned out to be. The honorable thing would have been for him to shoot himself in the head. He's a stain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE
    Power corrupts -- and absolute power is what the Repugs have had for a long while
    Reps have been in control for a while but power corrupting people is a 'political' thing that effects both sides of the isle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever
    ...I saw Duke whine like the weasel he turned out to be. The honorable thing would have been for him to shoot himself in the head. He's a stain.

    jeez -- I thought I was tough on these guys ....

    I generally preserve the death penalty for hypocrisy above and beyond the call of duty -- I haven't followed Duke enough to know if he merits such harshness--

    In none of the news coverage I've seen have I read mention the Repug's infamous "K Street Project". It would inevitably seem to be behind much of this raw corruption that Duke, Delay, Scanlon. Ney, and Abramoff are about to expose.

    For those who don't know about it. the "K Street Project" was a plan by the Repugs to systematically extort money using their control of the government to manipulate the people who lobby congress.

    It was a successful institutionalized form of corruption that strategically welded the greed of the wealthly and corporations to the power of a single party government.

    The idea was that:

    Only lobbyists who gave most of their political contributions to Repugs got to participate in the process --

    and Corporations that hired non-republicans to staff their lobbying operations were stigmatized with a big handicap.

    BTW -- I don't know the Bartlet report ??
    Last edited by BARYE; 11/29/2005 at 12:29 AM.
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    Barlett is the independent counsel investigating Henry Cisneros. The scope of his investigation expanded to cover IRS dealings. For some strange reason conservatives and conservative groups kept getting audited during the Clinton years...

    As far as money going to those in power, I thought that was the way it was played in the Beltway. Are you telling me that 40 years of near absolute control didn't benefit the Democrat/Socialists? Jeez, even AARP is dealing with the Republicans now.

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