Mr. Cunningham just fell victim to the environment created by Republicans AND republicrats. All you people think about is money/power. You've lost any form of honor, integrity, fairness, and concern for the people you SERVE, which, by the by, aren't rich people. Mr. Cunningham fell into this trap as have many others. This disease is endemic in American society, and the most necrotic, stench ridden festering lesion is Washington DC. Home of countless fortunes never earned.
These "Constitutional Officers" as the repugs like to refer to themselves as, and by the way, this is more of the same renaming of a load of steaming dog crap thinking it will make the wretched odor go away, have made Washington DC more like Las Vegas, where billions are made, where I can assure you many of these trash people have connections, cars, planes, boats, and homes. Bought with Taxpayer dollars.
The Government, were this a "democracy", exists only as a servant to the people. That would make the entire system really no more than lackeys. People hired to do the bidding of the people.
Countless billion dollar contracts for unnecessary products, usually military, and people like me sit at home without heat because of the niggardly way the government pinches pennies out of it's moth ridden, threadbare change purse. Just like the Dickens Character, Ebenezer Scrooge. Now we even see the government handing out "bidless" contracts to their home offices in major corporations such as Halliburton, KB&R, Dyncorp, Dynegy, and formerly Enron and many other despicable companies. After listening to a taped conversation between Enron senior employees making fun of Old people that lost their retirement pensions, and the countless that lost their jobs.
These people have no heart whatsoever. They are lower than whale sh*t, and that's on the bottom of the sea. This is the environment that has always existed, though never more obvious than now, since this country's very birthday. Greed, corruption, killing innocent people, dispatching elected officials in other countries for having the audacity to nationalize their natural resources, then replacing them with thugs like Saddam Hussein, Mohammed Reza Pahvlavi, Manuel Noriega in Panama, Papa and Baby Doc Duvallier in Haiti, Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua, Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and the list continues. For a more complete list, try this link;
Wealth and Power, not democracy, is the sole pursuit of this Country via it's dimwitted proxies, the American people.
So it is clearly hypocritical for this government to castigate Mr. Cunningham for his discretions without lining all of them up, both parties, and all Branches. We're still the greatest? not even close.
Ted Bohne N96173@msn.com is a Vietnam Vet, 51 years old, disabled, formerly a paramedic and adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and tenured faculty at Odessa College, Odessa Texas.