Connecting Reform With National Security
Josh Marshal has some interesting information about the Duke Cunningham graft scandal and how the man behind it, Mitchell Wade, is apparently a defense contractor. This raises the interesting possibility that Wade's largesse towards Cunningham was part of an effort to get the inside track on government defense contracts.
Hint to Democrats: here's a way to turn the corruption and reform story into a national security story as well. After all, shouldn't our nation's defense be contracted out to those who can give us the best defense and not to those who are just really good at greasing a congressman's palm?