Congressional Earmarks and Duke Cunningham

The Wrong Stuff: A ReviewDisclaimer: One of the authors of this book, Jerry Kammer, is an old friend of the family. It was he who sent me a free copy of the book to review.It is "the biggest case of Congressional corruption ever documented." Shocking in its scope and in the brazenness of its conspirators, the Duke Cunningham bribery caper is a tale not only of individual malfeasance that would make a grifter cry, but also of a culture in Washington, D.C. that threatens the integrity of government itself.The saga of Duke Cunningham -- from a popular, athletically inclined small town boy to war hero, to Congressman, to convicted felon -- is told in a new book by the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters who broke the story. Marcus Stern, Jerry Kammer, and George E. Condon, Jr. of Copely News Service and Deal Calbreath of the San Diego Union Tribune shared the award for National Reporting in 2006 with James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times, who won for exposing the top...(Read Full Article)