July 14, 2006 10:23AM


From the July 13 issue of The Hill

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold a reception next week to honor a select group of lawmakers “for their hard work, service, time and the sacrifices made in upholding the office with which they were entrusted.”

One of the people slated to receive such accolades is former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R‐​Calif.).

The disgraced ex‐​legislator, of course, can’t make the July 19 event or any other social gathering in the near future because he’s serving a prison term of eight‐​plus years for a bribery scandal you may have heard about.…

Another honoree is former Rep. Tom DeLay (R‐​Texas).…

The co‐​hosts of the event will include members of leadership, including House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R‐​Ill.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D‐​Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R‐​Tenn.), and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D‐​Nev.).

(Cross‐​posted from my one‐​line blog “To Be Governed … ”)