DoJ After Another Congressman
Imagine that you're running against this entrenched Republican congressman in Pennsylvania, a guy who wins with 59% or 65% in a district that voted for Kerry and Gore. The general anti-GOP mood can at least make it a close race, but you really need something special to take it home -- maybe some fresh TV news video of the FBI raiding the homes and offices of the congressman's family and friends.
This is the gift Jesus gave to Joe Sestak -- a retired Navy vice admiral -- this morning. The Justice Department has now confirmed it's investigating Crazy Curt Weldon for all kinds of dirty deals with Russian arms dealers and Serbian war-crimes gangs, which have dumped more than a million bucks into the hands of his daughter. Her house was one of those raided today, along with her offices.
Weldon says it's "politically motivated." Um, Curt? The DoJ is run by Bush's own lawyer. Maybe they're just getting back at Weldon for revealing that the Pentagon knew what Mohammad Atta was up to a year before the 9/11 attacks.
Curt Weldon Under Investigation [TPM Muckraker]