Thursday :: Jul 6, 2006

Open Thread


by Mary

Don't miss the great run down on the culture of corruption scandal in Vanity Fair. It's clear from reading this that Cunningham was the fly invited to the party by the spider. He was greedy and corrupt, but not very smart. My favorite bit:

In July 1999, the government says, Wilkes wrote for Cunningham's benefit a memo helpfully entitled "Talking Points," a copy of which is in court documents. Printed in capital letters, the memo is written in a tone edged with all the righteous rage felt by the author. "WE NEED $10 M[ILLION] MORE IMMEDIATELY," Cunningham was to instruct a Pentagon official. "THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND IF YOU CANNOT RESOLVE THIS, OTHERS WILL BE CALLING ALSO."

Don't you love that? Thug talking points.

There's also a bit about Dusty Foggo (or as Justin Rood labeled him: Dusty 'let's double-team her' Foggo) that might even induce Ana Marie Cox to write about this affair. Wouldn't that be cool?

So what's on your mind?

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