Monday, December 5, 2005
Carol Marin Assails Teary Duke Cunningham
Always one to strike at one who is already downeven when he is a fallen heroCarol Marin on Sunday assailed Randy (Duke) Cunningham, the California Republican congressman who pleaded guilty to bribery and who wept on acknowledging his fault. She called him a swaggering simp of a Congressman. Fitting for the citys Democratic newspaper, she favorably contrasted Democrats Dan Rostenkowski and John DArco who were convicted and went away with dry eyes. These banal thoughts were unmixed with any forgiveness or compassion for Cunningham notwithstanding that in the Vietnam War he was its most decorated flying ace. A big hurrah for Marin who typifies the lack of generosity of heart emblematic in the partisan Democratic newspaper for anyone with a brilliant wartime record who falls laterif hes a Republican. If she had known he was an ace would she have changed her harsh judgment? Naah.