Look out Duncan Hunter

From a few days after the Duke's plea, the Contra Costa Times ran this AP story, which has this little precious nugget:

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, called Cunningham a friend and colleague in a statement Tuesday that emphasized his accomplishments as a fighter pilot.

"We, his remaining friends, have spent the last day with Duke praying and talking about a new chapter in Duke's life, a chapter of service to God," Hunter said.

Cunningham, who was in his eighth term, is free as he awaits sentencing Feb. 27. He faces up to 10 years in prison for tax evasion and conspiracy, having admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes in exchange for steering government contracts to coconspirators.

(Emphasis added.)

Now Rep. Hunter is probably just how good a friend Cunningham was...

Cunningham won't be sentenced to February 27 -- that means we have a little while to wait until hearing exactly what reduction in sentence he might have gotten...

(Thanks to Daily DeLay reader BK for the tip.)