Monday, August 28, 2006

DeKlining Values

When it comes to where Kline get's his money, there is very little that surprises me. He takes from criminals, special interests, far right ideology PACs and even big oil and military providers which his votes make even richer!

A Lakeville Dad takes a good look at Kline/Duke Cunningham's connection and what he sees isn't pretty:

"Once an eagerly sought source of money for other Republicans, Randy "Duke" Cunningham has suddenly become radioactive, with several Republican candidates cleansing themselves of donations by the now-disgraced politician, who admitted this week that he took $2.4 million in bribes."

...Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., decided to donate $11,000 to charities – an amount equal to what he received from Cunningham – "just to remove questions of any impropriety" associated with the money, said his chief of staff, Steve Sutton.

I found this link by looking in John Kline's Wikipedia entry, which had recently been edited. It hadn't been there yesterday. There is no independent verification that Kline did indeed donate this money, nor to what group or groups he donated it to.

I'll see if his campaign can provide documentation next week, and if so will give you an update. I find it particularly appalling that John Kline, a veteran, would be so tight with someone who had the kind of character that would lead him to accept $2.4 million in bribes from a military contactor -- especially during a time of war.

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