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06 August 2006

Maybe it's a perfectly innocent editorial choice, but really, why not mention this?

In , this article detailing Virgil Goode, Jr.'s dealing with the defense contractor MZM, reference is made to the company's founder "plead[ing] guilty to making more than $1 million in bribes to a California congressman".

Really, why not mention that congressman is Randy "Duke" Cunningham, currently serving seven years in prison for accepting those bribes?

Granted, tying Goode to the larger Republican culture of corruption is a job for Weed's campaign, and editorials like this one illustrate the way some in the Senate are working to deal with the larger issue, but minimizing the relationship (one in which Katherine Harris is also involved) seems to be a non-neutral choice as well.

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