Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Well...there's a start...

It looks like Senator "Bridge to Nowhere" has had his home searched:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal agents searching the Alaska home of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens appeared particularly interested in cases of wine stored in the senator's house, an attorney briefed on the raid said.

Investigators photographed the cases and the individual bottles Monday along with other items from Stevens' home as part of a public corruption investigation that stretches from Alaska to Washington.

Stevens, 83, is under a federal investigation for his relationship with Bill Allen, an oil field services contractor who was convicted this year of bribing state lawmakers. Stevens was aware for some time that investigators wanted to search the house, the attorney said Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.

Allen oversaw a 2000 renovation project that more than doubled the size of Stevens' home in the ski resort community of Girdwood. Allen is the founder of VECO Corp., an Alaska-based oil field services and engineering company that has reaped tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts.

Well, that is a good start. If there's corruption, then weed it out.

By the way, I'm still looking for a story that says that there's been a search of an elected leader's home in Searchlight, Nevada. Or another's home in San Francisco. Probably a lot of skeletons to be found should a certain U.S. representative's home from Johnstown, Pennsylvania be searched, as well.

But I won't hold my breath on any of those.

After all, they are democrats.

And in the end, all that matters are intentions, right?