Auction on March 23 in Rancho Dominguez, CA

Where do you go to bid on a $3,500 French lampshade, two $40,000 Bijar rugs, and a $12,000 erte statue that was once owned by a Vietnam war flying ace and former United States Congressman?

Unfortunately, the answer is: a Treasury Department auction.

As a self-proclaimed born-again Christian, former representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham is yet another example of why the Christian "right" is simply wrong, only this time it was proven in court. Former congressman Cunningham (R-San Diego) is a blight on America, regardless of his past heroism. In fact, he was brazen enough to have a "bribe menu" and pocketed more than $2.4 million by selling out his country. What will probably result in a life sentence for the 64 year old with a history of prostate cancer, Cunningham was sentenced last Friday to 8 years and 4 months in prison.

Sadly, he leaves a son, two daughters, and a wife of 32 years to wonder why?