California Scheming

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has been accused of trying to steal an election with his recall campaign against embattled California Governor Gray Davis. Now, as first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, it has emerged that Issa was arrested in 1980 for allegedly trying to steal his own car.

Court documents contend that Issa, then 27, reported that his cherry-red Mercedes had been stolen from an airport parking lot though he knew that his brother had just sold the car to a dealer in San Jose for $16,000 on Dec. 28, 1979. The charges were ultimately dropped. Issa now says...

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