Time magazine is reporting that bribe-taking former Congressman Duke Cunningham (R-CA) wore a wire as part of his plea agreement negotiations with the FBI. It is currently unknown just who was targeted or who Cunningham might have talked with while secretly recording the conversation. Most likely they were seeking to catch additional private sector defense contractors with their hands in Cunningham's pants. Yet wouldn't it be wonderful if he was able to get fellow Appropriations Committee members to incriminate themselves?
Duke Cunningham was a decorated war hero whose exploits reportedly inspired the movie Top Gun. Now his saga reads like an improbable movie script. Of course, given the fact that the Bush Administration has had us all wiretapped for years, it seems that turnabout is fair play.