Too much information?
As we delve ever deeper into the web of corruption connecting Duke Cunningham, Brent Wilkes, Dusty Foggo, Mitchell Wade, et al., I was flipping tonight through my Duke Cunningham file -- news clips, documents, reporter's notes, etc. -- and I realized I'd forgotten this golden oldie from the Duke book of love.
In addition to the Wilkes' party suites at the Watergate and the Westin Grand, there's always been talk of some pretty freewheeling parties down at the marina on the Duke-Stir, allegedly involving the same mix of booze and women and cigars, at least a couple other members of Congress, and who knows what else.
That stuff's never really seen the light of day in the legitimate press. But I'd forgotten that Copley News Service actually found two women willng to talk about what happened when the lights dimmed down on the yacht. Apparently when Duke got down to serious courting he would change from the congressman's get-up (seen above right) "into pajama bottoms and a turtleneck sweater to entertain them with chilled champagne by the light of a lava lamp."
Almost Hefneresque. Or maybe Austin Powers?