Over the weekend The Washington Post had a nice piece detailing the various shenanigans of Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R) and MZM, Inc., as well as the company’s dealing with Rep. Virgil Goode (R) of Virginia.
To date, it’s only fair to point out that Goode’s help to MZM seems to have been in return for old-fashioned campaign donations rather than the more innovative personal cash bonuses received by Duke.
But looking at the coverage of the story over the last two days, I wonder whether Cunningham may not have ingeniously sucked all the air out of the coverage of the story by being so obviously guilty that there’s little left to talk about.
And another question: who dropped the dime on the Duke?
If Republicans want him off the stage, now’d be about the best time to do it since there’s plenty of time for Duke to decide he wants to spend more time with his family and for the local party to recruit another candidate.
He might even be unique and simply say that he wants to spend more time in his new house.