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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:20 PM
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Josh Marshall Finds More About Cunningham Scandal-VP's Furniture & Screening Bush's Mail for Anthrax
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 06:21 PM by kpete
Now, a lot of people have wondered for a long time just what that contract was really for. Remember, this was the maiden contract for a company specializing in defense and intelligence services. (The company was approved for federal contracting two months earlier.) And they bag a contract to deliver a bunch of desks and chairs to Vice President Cheney's office? Add to the mix that, as we and others have long reported, Wade has long bragged that he had pull with the Vice President and those in his office and the whole thing starts to sound a bit fishy.

Indeed, just yesterday, Rep. Waxman (D-CA) sent the White House a letter asking for details about this mystery contract.
http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1227

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Well, we've found out what the contract was for.

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The book's called The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught. Today I got a glance at a key section of the book and it reveals that what that contract was really for was for screening the president's mail.

That's right, screening the president's mail, presumably for Anthrax and other similar biohazards. Remember, this was in mid-2002, not long after the Anthrax scare that shut down several offices on Capitol Hill. So this is a pretty important contract, a pretty sensitive task on any number of levels.

much more at:
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/013285.php
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:50 PM
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1. In Case An Anthrax Letter Was Returned to Sender?
Pull the other one, please.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 08:00 PM
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3. Return to Sender. Address Unknown. No such number. No such home
a huh a huh a huh a huh.

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 07:37 PM
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2. An anthrax two-fer.
Scare a few Democrats and hide a bribe. Clever. Rove come up with that one, too?
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 08:02 PM
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4. Anthrax investigation = yacht.
Very nice.
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