Friday, March 03, 2006

Get Out The Tiny Violin

And start playing:

Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in federal prison for collecting $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress....

Federal prosecutors sought the maximum and his attorneys asked for mercy....

Cunningham's attorneys asked for six years for the former Navy "Top Gun" flight instructor and Vietnam War flying ace. Given Cunningham's age and history of prostate cancer, a 10-year sentence "would likely be a death sentence," Cunningham's lawyers wrote in a sentencing memorandum.

"His own misconduct has already left him penniless, homeless, estranged from those he loves and disgraced in the eyes of his countrymen," they wrote.

Good. You can add "and imprisoned" to that, and he still hasn't come CLOSE to covering what his actions did to our system of government.

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