Author of the Flag Burning Amendment Takes Bribes
``Ask the men and women who stood on top of the Trade Center,'' said Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-Calif. ``Ask them and they will tell you: 'Pass this amendment.'''
The Guardian, June 23, 2005.
Well, it turns out that good ole' Duke has been supporting his pocket book a bit more than he has been supporting the troops. In 2003, Cunningham, sold his house in Del Mar to defense contractor Mitchell Wade for $1.6 million. Nine months later, Wade sold the same house for $900,000, a $700,000 loss! (If you know anything about the real estate market in San Diego county in 2003, you know this is shady.)
During the same time period, Wade saw his firm's defense contracts skyrocket. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Cunningham just happens to be a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee for Defense! What a coincidence, eh? To add insult to injury, Cunningham currently lives on Wade's yacht anchored on the Potomac. The name of the Yacht is...(yeah, it gets better)... The Duke Stir.
Sure smells like bribery, doesn't it?? An investigation has begun.
Well, its time this fat pig be taken out behind the shed. We call on Congress to investigate this highly questionable transaction, and to take action as indicated by such investigation, including Congressional censure. Please sign the PETITION TO REBUKE DUKE!