Thursday, June 23, 2005

An Open Letter To Rep. Ron Kind

To: Rep. Kind;

Some excerpts from Josh Marshall's Blog:

Naomi Seligman isn't happy with the House Democrats. And, I would say, with some reason. In any case, a week ago CREW called on the House Ethics Committee to investigate the 'mystery' behind defense contractor Mitchell Wade's sweetheart purchase of Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's home for upwards of a million dollars over market value and whether that had anything to do with Wade's company going from zero to sixty in about ten seconds in the Homeland Security and Defense contracting game. Seligman et al. are pissed at the Dems because under the House rules only another member of the House can file an ethics complaint with the House Ethics Committee. And despite their best efforts, the folks at Crew can't find a single Democratic member of the House who's willing to go out on a limb and fill out a form saying that they think the Ethics Committee maybe ought to take a look at Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Wade), his house sale, 'his' fancy yacht, and his general status as the best kept (at least as far as we know so far) man in Congress. .....

There is more there, if you care to read it. My question is this: as an ex-prosecutor (your website has this as your bio... -

"Kind returned to his hometown of La Crosse to become a county prosecutor and gained recognition for his tough and effective prosecution in cases involving adult and child sexual assaults, child abuse, domestic abuse and white-collar crime. He also served as special prosecutor in numerous counties throughout western Wisconsin..."

- aren't you the least bit concerned about the possible ethics violations (and possible criminal activity) by your peers in the House? Can you explain to me why you, with your background in persecuting white-collar crime, aren't interested in investigating the possibility of criminal activity occurring in the highest levels of our Government?


A Lowly Constituent


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