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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:13 PM
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The conga line of Repug criminals seeking "Get Out of Jail Free" cards from exiting Shrub begins
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from ThinkProgress:



Duke Cunningham asks Bush for clemency.


Last weekend, the New York Times reported that felons are asking President Bush for pardons and commutations at historic levels as he nears his final months in office, a time when many other presidents have granted a flurry of clemency requests. The AP reports that former Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham (R-CA) is now among the applicants:

The San Diego Republican has submitted a petition to commute his sentence, Erik Ablin, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, said Monday. No details were provided.

Cunningham was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison after pleading guilty in November 2005 to taking $2.4 million in cash, trips, prostitute services and other gifts as bribes from defense contractors in exchange for government contracts.


Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) who filled Cunninghams seat, opposes freeing his predecessor early. I dont think I can overstate the damage that Mr. Cunningham did to the institution of government, Bilbray said.


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/23/duke-bush-clemency /

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:16 PM
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1. So, couldn't he just do a blanket pardon for all RNC
members of congress for the last 8 years and all high ranking RNC officials and corporate heads?

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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:32 PM
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2. Cowards always want a helping hand.
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