ANCHORAGE, Alaska -Ho hum. It’s getting to be routine. Another crooked Republican Congressman? It’ll soon reach the the point where more Republican Congressmen will be in prison, than in the Senate and House.

15 Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service started their search of Sen. Ted Steven’s, (R-Alaska) home Monday afternoon. They took photos and video of various angles of the house before searching it.

Stevens, 83, is under scrutiny for a 2000 renovation project that more than doubled the size of his home in Girdwood, an exclusive ski-resort area 40 miles from Anchorage. The project was overseen by Bill Allen, a contractor who has pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska state legislators. Allen is the founder of VECO, an Alaska-based oil-field services and engineering company that has reaped tens of millions of dollars in federal contracts… easily done, as Bush gives the keys to our government to corporate CEO’s.

Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in Senate history, said he would not comment on details of the inquiry to avoid “any appearance that I have attempted to influence its outcome.” Last year, the FBI also raided the offices of several Alaska lawmakers included Stevens’ son, former Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens. Alaska’s only congressman, Republican Don Young, also is under federal investigation as part of the ongoing corruption probe.

….and, as usual, our President quickly jumps to their defense.

Mr. President. Your achievements are truly awesome. With your crooked, unskilled appointees, your rigging of votes, Your allowing your corporate CEO friends to make the laws of the land and infiltrate all branches of the government, your unconcern for the ever-increasing Republican Congressmen on the take, your trashing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Your declaring war unilaterally,…….Welcome to the Third World! Haiti, Angola, Congo, Mali,and other corrupt dictatorships join in accepting you as a member.