Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Randall "Duke" Cunningham - From Hero to Criminal

Seems like lots of places like here are already getting on former Congressman Cunningham's case for his crime.

Normally, I would not want to even mention a corrupt politician case as I am more interested in the politics for the country's sake. However, in this case I decided to deal with it some because of what Randall Cunningham did before and how this changes things.

The Republican's are having a hard enough time as it is and aren't exactly winning the polls. Doing foolish things like this is doing nothing more than handing ammunition to the Democrats and media and saying "Shoot me."

You see, before Randall Cunningham was a congressman, he was a veteran. Not just any veteran but he was one of supposedly only two Vietnam war pilot Aces. As some of you know, the Vietnam war was a horrible one for air force fighter pilots and Naval aviators alike. That was until the Navy created Top Gun. Cunningham trained at Top Gun, graduated and in time shot down five enemy aircraft. His place in history was set. He appeared in news, documentaries and was written about in books like Scream of Eagles by Robert Wilcox. He was a hero.

Now this. Fall from grace anyone?

Why? Why? Why did you do it? You didn't have to.

Cliche time: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Yes as he said, now he knows shame.

Consolation: At least he knows shame. Others that have passed before have no shame.

I find it hard to feel sorry for you but I do feel sorry for your family and friends and your constitutients. I feel sorry for this nation.

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