Dispatches from the Creation Wars

FBI Raids Alaskan Legislators’ Offices

Including the son of Ted Stevens. They’re apparently looking at corruption charges involving an oil services company:

The offices of at least six Alaska legislators, including the son of Sen. Ted Stevens, were raided by federal agents searching for possible ties between the lawmakers and a large oil field services company, officials and aides said.

Tam Cook, the Legislature’s top attorney, said the company named in the search warrant was VECO Corp., an Anchorage-based oil field services and construction company whose executives are major contributors to political campaigns.

That put a smile on my face for hours.


  1. #1 tacitus
    September 2, 2006

    It certainly puts Ted Steven’s secret hold on the bill that would require the government to publish online a database of federal spending in a new light.

    Not saying there’s a direct link, but obviously the apple didn’t fsll too far from the tree in this case.

  2. #2 Grumpy
    September 3, 2006

    What Ben Stevens does has little to do with what Ted Stevens does.

    Except, of course, that Ben only rose as far as he did (Senate President less than two years after being appointed to a vacancy) by virtue of being Ted’s son. Which is also why Veco pays him a salary as a consultant. What’s his expertise? Being Ted’s son.

  3. #3 J-Dog
    September 3, 2006

    Too bad they can’t arrest Ted for being an idiot – it would be an open and shut case.

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