Crash and Burn
Randy "Duke" Cunningham was not who I expected to see involved in a bribery scandal
. It's a serious letdown for those of us who held him in high esteem for his past service to the nation, but I don't think any serious person of the conservative persuasion will be offering any attempts to rationalize or even defend such behavior. We have to move on.
At least it didn't bring down the whole government
, as happened in Canada today, also over improper finances. I don't think I've ever seen one day where the difference between the parliamentary model and the American system of government. Wouldn't you hate to go through a new, surprise political campaigning period over Christmas?