Thursday, April 27, 2006

Congressional Whores

That phrase may be taking on a whole new meaning:
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether two contractors implicated in the bribery of former Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham supplied him with prostitutes and free use of a limousine and hotel suites, pursuing evidence that could broaden their long-running inquiry.

Besides scrutinizing the prostitution scheme for evidence that might implicate contractor Brent Wilkes, investigators are focusing on whether any other members of Congress, or their staffs, may also have used the same free services, though it isn't clear whether investigators have turned up anything to implicate others.
Sadly, as we all know, it takes some sort of sexual affair before the media and the public really get outraged. The $2,400,000 that the Dukestir took in bribes has pretty much elicited a yawn outside of his own district and official Washington, and his conviction barely made any noise at all. But if he put his doodad in a prostitute's hoohoo, well, then we'll be talking serious scandal.

1 comment:

Thrillhous said...

Great post, until you went potty mouthed at the end.

Of course you're right; we Americans only have time for the scandals that are entertaining. Somebody bribed somebody to get something? borrrringgg.