Sunday, December 11, 2005

Is there a huge scandal behind the Duke Cunningham affair

I enjoy reading Cannonfire, Joseph Cannon's sometimes-tin-hatty blog, from time to time. Lately he's been doing some interesting work on the Wilkes defense contracting firm, which is being picked up by some Daily Kossacks as well as some in the mainstream media. It's a long, complicated story, but it's worth wading through, and this piece is a good place to start.

The gist: Wilkes "was a mechanism by which public funds earmarked for national defense were funneled to G.O.P. candidates and causes."


At 5:19 PM, Blogger mikevotes said...

Laura Rozen has been doing alot on the Wilkes associated firms as well, especially looking into defense and CIA no bid contracts. She's got a couple up today.

And I collected a couple of the more extreme Wilkes stories on my blog, here.

It's all gossipy, but it paints quite a picture.

I always find something good on you blog. Thanks.



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