Monday, October 16, 2006

Turn The Page

Curt Weldon now has to turn to page 2 of the GOP handbook concerning investigations. Weldon has been stuck on page 1 for a while now, which is denying there is a investigation at all. This morning however, the FBI executed a search warrant of his daughter's home so now he must proceed directly to denying he is a target of the investigation.

Karen Weldon is, of course, a lobbyist whose clients seem to do quite well from her relationship with her father. From The Philadelphia Inquirer via TPM Muckraker:

Federal agents raided the home of the daughter of U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) this morning.

The agents departed Karen Weldon's three-story brick home on Queen Street in Philadelphia with arms loaded with boxes.

A government car pulled into the alley to the back door of the house and loaded boxes into it. Three agents standing in an alley declined to identify themselves.

This could be the final nail in the coffin for Weldon's campaign. He hasn't been polling very well lately as he has the unfortunate characteristic of being bat-shit loony in a state where voters are sick and tired of bat-shit loony. (See Rick Santorum for further evidence)

Perhaps he thinks they were looking for WMD, which is what he personally wanted to go to Iraq and look for, I'm not kidding.

Admit it, when you saw the title of this post, you thought it was about Mark Foley, didn't you.

Update: The FBI in fact raided four locations today as a part of this investigation including Karen Weldon's home, close friend of Curt Weldon, Charlie Sexton's home, and two office locations. And no, it's not that Charlie Sexton.

Update II: Oops, I skipped a step. I completely forgot questioning the timing of the investigation, which Weldon has now done. From the Dispatch:

“What I find ironic, if there is an investigation, is that no one would tell me until three weeks before the election,” Weldon said at an appearance in Media. “This incident was 2 1/2 years ago.”

Now he can move on to denying he is a target.

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