Anybody who watches Countdown with Keith Olbermann regularly has seen his recurring feature, the Apology Hall of Fame. In it, the snivelling apology of
Congressman federal prisoner Randy “Duke” Cunningham always holds a prominent place. And well it should. He’s arguably “the most corrupt Congressman in history”. (Or at least, right up there.)
Most of that corruption was in conjunction with defense contractor Brent Wilkes. Wilkes’s criminal trial is coming up, and his defense attorneys have issued subpoenas to 13 sitting Congressmen to appear as witnesses in the trial. Nine of the 13 are Republicans.
All of them, in consultation with House attorneys, will not honor the subpoenas. Call me old fashioned, but I always thought subpoenas weren’t optional. Like if you don’t show up, you’re in contempt of court. And can get your ass thrown in jail. But maybe they’re all looking to the White House, and modelling their behavior on that…